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Some Smokers Have Genetic Predisposition To Develop COPD, Research Shows


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Posted 18 July 2007 - 06:40 PM

Some Smokers Have Genetic Predisposition To Develop COPD, Research Shows. The genetic variant studied seemed harmless on its own, but when someone has this variant, there is more of an adverse effect of smoking on lung function. Therefore, in combination with smoking, this genetic variant represents a risk factor for COPD. ScienceDaily. Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. 07/13/07. (Also see: Preventive Care for Pulmonary)