Comorbidity between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and type 2 diabetes: A nation-wide cohort twin study.

@article{Meteran2015ComorbidityBC,
  title={Comorbidity between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and type 2 diabetes: A nation-wide cohort twin study.},
  author={Howraman Meteran and Vibeke Backer and Kirsten Ohm Kyvik and Axel E Skytthe and Simon Francis Thomsen},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={109 8},
  pages={1026-30}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and is associated with several systemic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. It has been suggested that comorbidity between COPD and type 2 diabetes is due to shared genetic factors. AIM To examine the relationship between type 2 diabetes and chronic bronchitis and COPD in adult twins, and to examine to what extent comorbidity between these diseases is explained by shared genetic or environmental… CONTINUE READING