Low levels of physical activity linked to elevated symptom burden in COPD

In patients with COPD, having low levels of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity, or MVPA, was linked to elevated symptom burden, according to results published in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases.
“MVPA was found to be inversely related to symptom burden in a general population sample that included a large proportion of individuals with COPD who have not previously received a diagnosis by a physician and a high number of mild to moderate COPD individuals,” Loes Oostrik, MSc, of Utrecht University in the Netherlands, and colleagues wrote.
In a cross-sectional sub

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