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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50

Influence of anthropometric measurements in lung function in patients with asthma


1 Department of Community Nutrition, Faculty Nutrition, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2 Department of Community Nutrition, Faculty of Nutrition, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
4 Department of Internal Medicine, Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Beitollah Alipour
Department of Community Nutrition, Nutrition Faculty, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz
Iran
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Source of Support: This study was financially supported by Vice Chancellor for Research, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and project number of the study is 5/53/3025, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2008-7802.158179

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Background: Obesity is commonly regarded as a risk factor for asthma development, poor asthma control, and poor response to asthma therapy. Methods: In a cross-sectional study, 85 asthmatics (37 male and 48 female) participated. Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and anthropometric parameters were measured for each patient. Results: Mean age and median duration were 43.9 ± 10.61 and 6 (3-14) years, respectively. Among anthropometric parameters, only waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) indicated significant correlation with PFTs in both sex (P < 0.05). There were negative associations between waist circumference, hip circumference and WHR with PFTs only in overweight and obese women (P < 0.05). Conclusions: Some anthropometric parameters affected lung function, and it seems that gender differentially contributes to this effect.


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