|Outcomes at 6 weeks to 12 months||Number of trials (n)||Weighted mean difference (95% CI)|
|*CI defined in glossary. A fixed effects model was used. All differences favour physical training.|
|Maximum expiratory ventilation (l/min)||4 (111)||6.0 (1.6 to 10.4)|
|Maximum oxygen uptake (ml/kg/min)||7 (175)||5.4 (4.2 to 6.6)|
|Work capacity (w)||3 (83)||15.0 (11.5 to 18.4)|
|Maximum heart rate (beats/min)||5 (121)||7.7 (5.6 to 9.8)|
Review: physical training increases cardiopulmonary fitness in asthma and does not decrease lung function
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