Can an Apple a Day Keep COPD Away?

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for everyone — and may even help current and former smokers avoid chronic lung disease, a new investigation reveals. Apples, pears, green leafy vegetables and peppers appear to offer protection against COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), said researchers led by Joanna Kaluza, of the Warsaw University of…

COPD Exacerbations Linked to This Protein

Scientists Find a Protein Involved With COPD Exacerbations In the United States alone, more than 15 million people have reportedly been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Since more than 50 percent of adults who have low pulmonary function are not aware they have COPD, these numbers could be substantially higher. COPD is a disease that gets…