Diabetes & Obesity | Stomach & Duodenum
Respiratory muscle strength after weight loss in obese women undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: One year follow up
Marcela C Barbalho-Moulim*, Eli MP Forti, Gustavo PS Miguel, Dirceu Costa
*Corresponding author: Marcela C Barbalho-Moulim
UFSCar, São Carlos, SP, Brazil
Meridional Hospital, Cariacica, ES, Brazil
F1000Posters 2010, 1: 596 (poster) [ENGLISH]
Poster [478.79 KB]
European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2010, 18 - 22 Sep 2010, P2855
To evaluate the effect of weight loss on pulmonary function in obese women, and the effects on their respiratory muscle strength.
There was a reduction in respiratory muscle strength, probably caused by loss of lean body mass and the reduction of the work of breathing after weight loss.
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