Poor diet ‘a risk factor’ for COPD, suggests study


A diet rich in whole grains and nuts but low on red meat and sugary drinks is associated with a reduced risk of developing chronic lung disease, according to the BMJ study.
The study analysed data from over 120,000 US patients who took part in biennial health questionnaires throughout the late ’80s and ’90s. Patients who reported having asthma or COPD at baseline were excluded.
Although the predominant risk factor for COPD in the developed world is smoking, up to a third of patients have never smoked, suggesting other risk factors could play a role.

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