n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Abstracts

Volume 23, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... Stopping smoking is known to have positive effects on lung function, but no studies have looked at the potential adverse effects of the weight gain that is generally associated with stopping smoking. Generally, studies have shown that the long-term beneficial effects on lung function outweigh the adverse effects of weight gain. The authors of this study looked at the net benefit of stopping smoking and the independent effects of smoking and weight change on change in ventilatory lung function in the International European Community Respiratory Health Survey. They looked at measured lung function in 6 654 participants in 27 ..

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