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Association between thoracic fat measured using computed tomography and lung function in a population without respiratory disea

Body Composition Assessment
Kwack et al.
Used Parameters : BMI, PBF

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Korea

Journal : Journal of Thoracic Disease

Background Local fat distribution patterns and their local or systemic effects have recently attracted significant attention. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of thoracic adiposity on lung function in a population without respiratory diseases according to sex. Methods A total of 455 subjects (282 males and 173 females), who had undergone spirometry, and chest and abdominal computed tomography between June 2012 and June 2016 at medical healthcare center, were included. Pericardial fat, intrathoracic fat …
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