Plasticity of Individual Lung Function States from Childhood to Adulthood

«Recent evidence highlights the importance of optimal lung development during childhood for health throughout life. Objectives: To explore the plasticity of individual lung function states during childhood. Methods: Pre-bronchodilator FEV1 z-scores determined at age 8, 16 and 24 years in the Swedish population-based birth cohort BAMSE (N=3,069) were used. (…)

Conclusions: Individual lung function states during childhood are plastic, including catch-up and growth failure».

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