Journal article

Does physical activity strengthen lungs and protect against asthma in childhood? A systematic review

Raisa Cassim, Shyamali C Dharmage, Jennifer Julia Koplin, Elasma Milanzi, Flavia Marini Paro, Melissa A Russell

PEDIATRIC ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Physical activity may be a potentially modifiable risk factor for asthma and driver of lung function development. This systematic review aimed to summarize the available evidence concerning the longitudinal effect of physical activity on the development of asthma, the persistence of asthma symptoms and lung function outcomes in children and adolescents. METHODS: PubMed and Embase electronic databases were searched for all original articles that investigated the longitudinal association between physical activity and asthma outcomes or lung function outcomes in children and adolescents. The search and data extraction were conducted by two independent researchers. The methodological..

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