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Relationship of obesity with respiratory symptoms and decreased functional capacity in adults without established COPD.

Authors
  • Zutler, Moshe1
  • Singer, Jonathan P
  • Omachi, Theodore A
  • Eisner, Mark
  • Iribarren, Carlos
  • Katz, Patricia
  • Blanc, Paul D
  • 1 Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Primary care respiratory journal : journal of the General Practice Airways Group
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2012
Volume
21
Issue
2
Pages
194–201
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4104/pcrj.2012.00028
PMID: 22453663
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although AO and obesity are both common among adults without an established COPD diagnosis, obesity (but not AO) is linked to a higher risk of reporting dyspnoea on exertion, productive cough, and poorer functional capacity.

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