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COPD

18 February 2011

More mucus for smokers with bronchitis

Cigarette smoking has been linked to overproduction of mucus associated with chronic bronchitis, according to a study conducted by researchers in New Mexico.

Cigarette smoking has been linked to overproduction of mucus associated with chronic bronchitis, according to a study conducted by researchers in New Mexico, US. The study indicates that cigarette smoke suppresses a protein that causes the natural death of mucus-producing cells in the airways of bronchitis patients.

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