Lower lung function associates with cessation of menstruation: UK Biobank data

TitleLower lung function associates with cessation of menstruation: UK Biobank data
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsAmaral A.F, Strachan D.P, F. Real G, Burney P.G, Jarvis D.L
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Volume48
Pagination1288-1297
Date Published11/2016
Type of Article10.1183/13993003.00412-2016
ISBN Number1399-3003
Abstract

Little is known about the effect of cessation of menstruation on lung function. The aims of the study were to examine the association of lung function with natural and surgical cessation of menstruation, and assess whether lower lung function is associated with earlier age at cessation of menstruation.The study was performed in 141 076 women from the UK Biobank, who had provided acceptable and reproducible spirometry measurements and information on menstrual status. The associations of lung function (forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1), spirometric restriction (FVC < lower limit of normal (LLN)), airflow obstruction (FEV1/FVC

Short TitleEur. Respir. J.