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COPD

03 November 2010

Poor diet weakens lungs

Certain vitamin deficiencies may lead to decreased lung function in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, says a new study.

Certain vitamin deficiencies may lead to decreased lung function in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, says a new study.

The researchers then measured the maximum amount of air the patients could exhale with force. All the patients with a selenium-deficient diet had decreased lung function. Among patients deficient in vitamins C, A, and D, only men had decreased lung function.

 

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