Table 2

Body composition of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and control groups
Control COPD p
Age (years) 75.5 ± 7.7 73.7 ± 8.0 0.47
Weight (kg) 68.1 ± 12.4 61.0 + 12.1 0.054
Height (cm) 162.8 ± 6.5 163.7 ± 7.9 0.70
BMI (kg/m2) 25.6 ± 4.1 22.8 ± 3.4 0.02
WC (cm) 94 ± 10.9 89.7 ± 14.2 0.28
% body fat 28.9 ± 3.4 26.9 ± 3.3 0.07
Muscle mass (kg) 22.3 ± 5 21.4 ± 5 0.57
MM-I (kg/m2) 8.4 ± 1.5 7.9 ± 1.5 0.32

BMI: body mass index; WC: waist circumference; MM-I: muscle mass index.

Ramires et al.

Ramires et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:37   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-37

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