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Body mass index and chronic airflow limitation in a worldwide population-based study

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Nutritional status has been associated with clinical outcome in chronic airflow limitation (CAL), but epidemiological studies are scarce. We aimed to assess the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and CAL, taking into account confounding factors. 18,606 participants (49% male, 21% smokers, mean age: 55.8 ± 11.2 years, mean BMI: 26.7 ± 5.5 kg/m^2) of the BOLD initiative from 26 sites in 23 countries were included. CAL was defined as post-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in the fi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/1479972315626012

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Vanfleteren, LEGW More by this author
Lamprecht, B More by this author
Studnicka, M More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Clinical Trial Service Unit
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AstraZeneca More from this funder
Boehringer-Ingelheim More from this funder
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Publisher:
Sage Publisher's website
Journal:
Chronic Respiratory Disease Journal website
Publication date:
2016-01-05
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EISSN:
1479-9731
ISSN:
1479-9723
URN:
uuid:46cea365-19af-4c4a-a7ed-cb488c052b5b
Source identifiers:
609204
Local pid:
pubs:609204

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