28 Mar '16, 5pm

Does holding your breath improve your lung function?

Does holding your breath improve your lung function?

How does the body handle these unique demands? Based on comparative studies of diving mammals like seals and whales, you’d expect the divers to have much more compliant (i.e., elastic) arteries in order to maintain circulation while underwater. Advertisement Advertisement A neat new study led by Hirofumi Tanaka of the University of Texas, along with collaborators in Japan, published in the American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology , takes a look at this question (hat tip to Andy Jones's Twitter for pointing it out). They assembled a remarkable group of 115 lifelong Japanese pearl divers, with an average age of 66, and compared them with matched groups of physically active and inactive controls from the same fishing villages. The results are actually less clear-cut than I might have guessed. Arterial stiffness, which was assessed us...

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