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author = {Fuertes, EI and Carsin, A-E and Antó, JM and Bono, R and Corsico, AG and Demoly, P and Gislason, T and Gullón, J-A and Janson, C and Jarvis, D and Heinrich, J and Holm, M and Leynaert, B and Marcon, A and Moratalla, JM and Nowak, D and Pascual, S and Probst-Hensch, N and Raherison, C and Raza, W and Real, FG and Russell, M and Sánchez-Ramos, JL and Weyler, J and Garcia, Aymerich J},
doi = {10.1136/thoraxjnl-2017-210947},
journal = {Thorax},
pages = {376--384},
title = {Leisure-time vigorous physical activity is associated with better lung function: the prospective ECRHS study},
url = {},
volume = {73},
year = {2018}

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AB - Objective We assessed associations between physical activity and lung function, and its decline, in the prospective population-based European Community Respiratory Health Survey cohort.Methods FEV1 and FVC were measured in 3912 participants at 27–57 years and 39–67 years (mean time between examinations=11.1 years). Physical activity frequency and duration were assessed using questionnaires and used to identify active individuals (physical activity ≥2 times and ≥1 hour per week) at each examination. Adjusted mixed linear regression models assessed associations of regular physical activity with FEV1 and FVC.Results Physical activity frequency and duration increased over the study period. In adjusted models, active individuals at the first examination had higher FEV1 (43.6 mL (95% CI 12.0 to 75.1)) and FVC (53.9 mL (95% CI 17.8 to 89.9)) at both examinations than their non-active counterparts. These associations appeared restricted to current smokers. In the whole population, FEV1 and FVC were higher among those who changed from inactive to active during the follow-up (38.0 mL (95% CI 15.8 to 60.3) and 54.2 mL (95% CI 25.1 to 83.3), respectively) and who were consistently active, compared with those consistently non-active. No associations were found for lung function decline.Conclusion Leisure-time vigorous physical activity was associated with higher FEV1 and FVC over a 10-year period among current smokers, but not with FEV1 and FVC decline.
AU - Fuertes,EI
AU - Carsin,A-E
AU - Antó,JM
AU - Bono,R
AU - Corsico,AG
AU - Demoly,P
AU - Gislason,T
AU - Gullón,J-A
AU - Janson,C
AU - Jarvis,D
AU - Heinrich,J
AU - Holm,M
AU - Leynaert,B
AU - Marcon,A
AU - Moratalla,JM
AU - Nowak,D
AU - Pascual,S
AU - Probst-Hensch,N
AU - Raherison,C
AU - Raza,W
AU - Real,FG
AU - Russell,M
AU - Sánchez-Ramos,JL
AU - Weyler,J
AU - Garcia,Aymerich J
DO - 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2017-210947
EP - 384
PY - 2018///
SN - 1468-3296
SP - 376
TI - Leisure-time vigorous physical activity is associated with better lung function: the prospective ECRHS study
T2 - Thorax
UR -
UR -
VL - 73
ER -