The Effect of Obesity Degree on Childhood Pulmonary Function Tests

Torun E. , Cakir E. , OZGUC F., Ozgen I. T.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.31, no.3, pp.235-238, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/balkanmedj.2014.13101
  • Title of Journal : BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.235-238


Background: Childhood obesity has become a global epidemic. It is related to several chronic diseases such as essential hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and renal disease. The relationship between the degree of obesity and lung functions is well defined in adults, but limited information is available about the childhood period.