Author Interviews, Global Health, Pediatrics, Pulmonary Disease, Weight Research / 12.01.2019

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: [caption id="attachment_46917" align="alignleft" width="200"]Judith Garcia Aymerich Head of the Non-Communicable Diseases and Environment Programme ISGlobal  Dr. Garcia-Aymerich[/caption] Judith Garcia Aymerich Head of the Non-Communicable Diseases and Environment Programme ISGlobal  MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? Response: Several studies have assessed the associations of overweight and obesity with lung function in children and adolescents, but they have found contradictory results. An important limitation of these studies is that most of them considered only overall body weight and did not take into account for the different contribution of lean body mass and fat mass, and their relative proportions that vary by age and sex.