The Ventilatory Response to Exercise Does Not Differ Between Obese Women With and Without Dyspnea on Exertion
Currently, over 30% of American adults are classified as obese (Body Mass Index, BMI ≥ 30) (Ogden, Carroll, Curtin, McDowell, Tabak and Flegal 2006). Obesity is a major public health concern since it is strongly associated with diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, sleep-disordered breathing, metabolic syndrome and some forms of cancer.
KeywordsObese Woman Respiratory Muscle American Thoracic Society Ventilatory Response Major Public Health Concern
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