Abdominal adiposity and obstructive airway disease: testing insulin resistance and sleep disordered breathing mechanisms Full Text
BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 06/29/2012
Haren NT et al. – In this population with an excess of doctor–diagnosed asthma, Intra–abdominal fat (IAF) was not a major factor in airway obstruction or doctor–diagnosed asthma, although women with higher IAF perceived more severe asthma symptoms which did not correlate with lower FEV1. Higher IAF was significantly associated with lower FEV1 and FVC and in men SDB mechanisms may contribute up to one quarter of this association.