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Getting lung disease may depend on genes

March 12, 2009 8:59:21 AM PDT
Genes may decide which smokers get a certain lung disease.A new study linked a certain gene to smokers who develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.

COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema and causes a progressive decline in lung function.

About 25 percent of smokers develop it.

The study is in the journal Respiratory Research.


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