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COPD improved with cholesterol lowering agent

A hypolipidemic agent, or statin, prescribed to people with high cholesterol has been shown to reduce inflammation in lung disease cause by smoking. This property decreases the degree of destruction to the lung that occurs in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and also reduces the formation of cholesterol deposits in the blood vessels, promoting increased blood supply to damaged tissue.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters

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About: COPD improved with cholesterol lowering agent

Date: 1 November 2005

Source: Reuters

URL: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9883791/

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