STOP accelerating lung aging for the treatment of COPD.

  title={STOP accelerating lung aging for the treatment of COPD.},
  author={Kazuhiro Ito and Nicolas Mercado},
  journal={Experimental gerontology},
Life expectancy is assumed to rise continuously and consequently global burden of age-associated diseases is expected to increase. All vital organs begin to lose some function during aging with different rates, and the same happens on the lung. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs, which progresses very slowly and the majority of patients are therefore elderly. COPD is a major and increasing global health problem with enormous amount of… CONTINUE READING
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