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New Research Investigates The Use Of Diet And Supplements In Ex-Smokers With Lung Disease

Posted Aug 13 2009 6:54pm


A new medical research study will investigate two interventions that could potentially slow down the progression of chronic lung disease in middle aged ex-smokers.

The study will examine whether different anti-inflammatory treatments, such as dietary antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, and/or statins (a type of medication used to lower cholesterol) can slow the decline of lung function in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), the lung disease which affects smokers.

Professor Guy Marks, Chief Investigator, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research said, “Preliminary evidence from previous studies suggests that nutrients, such as antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids in the diet, as well as statins, may have beneficial effects in people with lung disease.”


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