Smaller airway structures may increase risk for COPD in women

Smaller airway structures among women were associated with increased risk for chronic lung diseases including COPD, according to secondary analyses of the COPDGene cohort published in Radiology.
“The prevalence of COPD in women is fast approaching that seen in men, and airway disease may underlie some of the high COPD numbers in women that we are seeing,” Surya P. Bhatt, MD, MSPH, associate professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary, allergy and critical care medicine at the University of Alabama Lung Imaging Lab and Lung Health Center in Birmingham, said in a related press

Smaller airway structures among women were associated with increased risk for chronic lung diseases including COPD, according to secondary analyses of the COPDGene cohort published in Radiology.
“The prevalence of COPD in women is fast approaching that seen in men, and airway disease may underlie some of the high COPD numbers in women that we are seeing,” Surya P. Bhatt, MD, MSPH, associate professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary, allergy and critical care medicine at the University of Alabama Lung Imaging Lab and Lung Health Center in Birmingham, said in a related press