Interaction between smoking and genetic factors in the development of chronic bronchitis.

@article{Hallberg2008InteractionBS,
  title={Interaction between smoking and genetic factors in the development of chronic bronchitis.},
  author={Jenny Hallberg and Annica Dominicus and Ulrika K. Eriksson and Maria Gerhardsson de Verdier and Nancy L Pedersen and Magnus Dahlb{\"a}ck and Ulf Nihl{\'e}n and Tim Higenbottam and Magnus Svartengren},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={177 5},
  pages={486-90}
}
RATIONALE Smoking is a primary risk factor for chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but since not all smokers develop disease, it has been suggested that some individuals may be more susceptible to exogenous factors, such as smoking, and that this susceptibility could be genetically determined. OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to assess, in a population-based sample of twins, the following: (1) to what extent genetic factors contribute to the… CONTINUE READING
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