Less illness in childhood, good lungs when growing up

   A new study in New Zealand found that health in childhood has a great impact on lung health in adulthood.
   The new research was organized by Professor Bob Hancock, a respiratory expert at the University of Otago in New Zealand, and his research team. The subjects are two groups of children from Dunedin, New Zealand and Odense, Denmark, totaling 2,406. Researchers performed a cycle test on children aged 15 to 38 in the Dunedin group, assessing their health in terms of exercise adaptability and heart rate response, and performed aerobic exercise on children aged 9 to 29 in the Odense group. Test to observe how much exercise each person can do before exhaustion. Participants in both groups underwent pulmonary function monitoring at the same age. The results of the study showed that after excluding factors such as height, weight, asthma, and smoking, the participants’ lung function in adulthood was correlated with their childhood health status, and men were more pronounced than women.
   Professor Hancock said that previously little was known about the connection between health and lung development. This study suggests that those who are healthy in childhood may have better respiratory muscle strength, and lung function will be better in the early adulthood. it is good. This can greatly reduce the risk of chronic lung disease.
   This research is still in progress, and the researchers hope to collect data on their health and lung function as the participants continue to grow up, so as to understand whether the health status of childhood can continue to affect lung function.