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COPD increasingly threatens world populations

COPD is often undiagnosed until it reaches a fairly advanced stage with definite symptoms. Morbidity data often inaccurately documents the extent of the effect of COPD on death. COPD causes 20% of respiratory deaths and is expected to be the third biggest killer worldwide by 2020. Smoking is a huge hindrance in trying to reduce world COPD levels.

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About: COPD increasingly threatens world populations

Date: 30 October 2004

Source: Red Nova

URL: http://www.rednova.com/news/display/?id=98871

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