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Should we treat obesity in COPD? The effects of diet and resistance exercise training

Respiratory
Author
McDonald VM et al.
Used Parameters : SMM, ASM, BFM

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Australia

Journal : Respirology

Background and objective Obesity is an established risk factor for poor health outcomes, but paradoxically in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it is associated with improved survival and lung function. A major evidence gap exisits to inform treatment recommendations for patients with COPD who are obese. We aimed to determine the effect of weight reduction involving a low‐energy diet utilizing a partial meal replacement plan, coupled with resistance exercise training in obese COPD patients. Methods In a proof of …
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