Published in Women's Health Weekly, February 8th, 2001
At the beginning of the study, which was directed at cardiovascular disease in the elderly, investigators performed the testing to measure lung function capacity, repeating the process four and seven years later.
Decline in lung function has been shown to be a strong independent risk factor for death from heart disease in middle-aged persons. Lung function also declines slowly throughout life, and analyses have shown the process may accelerate after age...
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