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Study ties COPD, cognitive impairment

December 16, 2013HME News Staff

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Patients with COPD are almost twice as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI), including memory loss, according to a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The risk of developing MCI grew the longer a person had COPD, according to the study. “COPD is reversible in early stages, especially in smokers,” said Balwinder Singh, the study's first author, in a statement. “These findings are important because they highlight the importance of COPD as a...

COPD, Mild cognitive impairment, the mayo clinic

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