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Non-smokers have fewer symptoms, milder COPD

September 17, 2013HME News Staff

COPENHAGEN - People who have never smoked can develop COPD, but they experience fewer symptoms, less inflammation and a milder form of the disease than do former and current smokers with the condition, according to a recent study. Researchers from Copenhagen University Hospital discovered COPD displays different characteristics in non-smokers, producing less severe outcomes. Patients who had never smoked were hospitalized fewer times and had decreased risk of associated cardiovascular disease, but...

COPD, Copenhagen University Hospital, Nonsmokers

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