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The Impact of COPD and Smoking History on the Severity of Covid‐19: A Systemic Review and Meta‐Analysis

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Source: https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.25889
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Comorbidities are associated with the severity of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid‐19). This meta‐analysis aimed to explore the risk of severe Covid‐19 in patients with pre‐existing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and ongoing smoking history.

Childhood Predictors of Lung Function and Future COPD Risk

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Bui, D.S., et al. Childhood predictors of lung function trajectories and future COPD risk: a prospective cohort study from the first to the sixth decade of life. The Lancet Respiratory Journal. 5 April 2018
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A study published in the Lancet details the discovery of a link between the respiratory disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and childhood exposure to parental smoking or childhood illnesses, such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia or eczema.

Effects of Dietary Antioxidant Vitamins on Lung Functions According to Gender and Smoking Status in Korea

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Hong JY, Lee CY, Lee MG, et al Effects of dietary antioxidant vitamins on lung functions according to gender and smoking status in Korea: a population-based cross-sectional study BMJ Open 2018;8:e020656. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020656
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Objective: Cigarette smoke-induced oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dietary antioxidants are thought to prevent smoke-induced oxidative damage. The aim of this study was to investigate associations between lung function and the consumption of antioxidant vitamins in Korean adults.