Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 199–202 | Cite as

Analysis of pulmonary function in Korean youth soccer players for sports health science

  • Won-Deok Lee
  • Mee-Young Kim
  • Junghwan KimEmail author
Research article


Pulmonary function is very important on soccer players. However, the changes in the respiration of soccer plyers are not fully understood in terms of forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1). Therefore, the purpose of this study was to analysis of pulmonary function in Korean youth soccer players. Pulmonary function was measured in twenty Korean young soccer players while they were in the sitting position using Spirobank G spirometer. The FVC of youth soccer players was higher compared with the Korean predictive equation value. The FEV1 of youth soccer players also was significantly higher compared with the Korean predictive equation value. These results suggest that soccer affects the sensitivity of pulmonary function in Korean youth soccer players. Therefore, the present study may contribute to our understanding of importance of pulmonary function in soccer game from the perspective of health science research.


Korean youth soccer players Pulmonary function Health science research 


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© Korean Society of Environmental Risk Assessment and Health Science and Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Health Science & Nanophysiotherapy, Department of Physical Therapy, Graduate SchoolYongin UniversityYonginKorea
  2. 2.Department of Physical Therapy, College of Public Health & WelfareYongin UniversityYonginKorea

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