Keeping fit as a child lowers risk of lung disease

12 March 2018

Children who have good fitness levels during childhood and adolescence have better lung function as adults, scientists have found.

The study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, found that fitter children had better lung function, and the more their fitness improved during childhood, the greater their lung capacity when they reached adulthood.

This link remained even when taking into account height, weight, asthma and smoking.

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