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Weight loss may improve lung function in obese women

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By unloading the respiratory muscles from the extra weight load around the chest muscles that the muscles were forced to work against, weight loss seems to work to reduce breathlessness, CRIENGLISH.com reported Friday.

By unloading the respiratory muscles from the extra weight load around the chest muscles that the muscles were forced to work against, weight loss seems to work to reduce breathlessness, CRIENGLISH.com reported Friday.   Canadian scientists say that obese women who lose weight may experience an improved respiratory function. By unloading the respiratory muscles from the extra weight load around the chest muscles that the muscles were forced to work against, weight loss seems to work to reduce breathlessness. Researchers examined 58 obese women enrolled in an intensive six-month weight loss program. Of the 58 patients, 24 were asthmatic. Patients who lost more than 13 percent of their pre-treatment weight experienced improvements in forced vital capacity, lung function and total lung capacity compared with patients who failed to lose significant amounts of weight. (Source: Xinhua Health, June 2004)

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Posted On: 13 June, 2004
Modified On: 5 December, 2013

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