Thesis / Dissertation

Associations between dietary factors, lung function and bronchial responsiveness in middle-aged and older Australians

Stephanie Miriam Byrne, Mark Jenkins (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Studies of relationships between dietary factors, lung function and bronchial responsiveness (BR) are limited and findings inconsistent. My aim was to investigate these relationships in middle-aged and older adults. A secondary aim was to identify a more suitable statistical method to assess factors associated with BR and compare its findings to those from the common regression model of the log-transformed dose-response slope (logDRS). I used data from two cross-sectional studies – the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study (TAHS) 2010 follow-up and the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Study. The TAHS is a respiratory study of Tasmanian school children born in 1961. In 2010-2012, a..

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