Lung function in the children of immigrant and UK-born south-Asian mothers
作者: Claudia E. KuehniMarie-Pierre F. StrippoliBen D. SpycherMichael SilvermanCaroline S. Beardsmore
作者单位: 1Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
2Dept of Psychiatry, Lausanne University Hospital, Prilly, Switzerland
3Division of Child Health, Dept of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Leicester and Institute for Lung Health, Leicester, UK
刊名: European Respiratory Journal, 2015, Vol.45 (4), pp.1163-1166
来源数据库: European Respiratory Society
DOI: 10.1183/09031936.00152114
原始语种摘要: There are ethnic differences in lung function, with white subjects having larger height-normalised forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) than black people or Asians [1, 2]. It has been argued that these differences might be explained by environmental and social factors associated with poverty [3, 4]. Alternatively, the differences in lung volume might be explained by inherent factors, such as genetically determined differences in body frame, with a relatively smaller thoracic cage and, consequently, smaller lungs in some Asian ethnic groups [4, 5]. If the differences were explained mainly or entirely by environmental exposures, lung function in populations migrating from a south-Asian to a western European country should increase in successive generations...
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  • function 函数
  • standards 规程
  • entirely 完全地
  • inherent 固有的
  • country 地方
  • people 民族
  • poverty 贫穷
  • black 炭黑
  • ethnic 种族
  • forced 被迫