An Observational Study to Evaluate Lung Health in Young Adults

Official Title

[American Lung Association (ALA)] Lung Health Cohort (LHC) Study


The purpose of this study is to examine why some people have better lung function than others as young adults during the period of peak lung health (ages 25 to 35 years old). The long-term goal of this study is to come up with ideas about how to promote the best possible lung function in young adults.

Participation in this study will be 4.5 years.

Could this study be right for you?

Inclusion Criteria:
• Men and women aged 25-35 years old at time of examination
• Able to read and understand English or Spanish
• Have a social security number

Exclusion Criteria:
• Severe asthma or other chronic lung disease
• Diagnosed cardiovascular disease
• History of cancer other than non-melanoma skin cancer
• Currently pregnant

Age Range

25 and up