TITLE

Ageing, smoking and oxidative stress

AUTHOR(S)
Donohue, J. F.
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Thorax;Jun2006, Vol. 61 Issue 6, p461
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article discusses that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide. Continued exposure to tobacco promotes a more rapid decline in lung function, and if exposure is stopped, the disease may still progress to aging and persistent inflammation. There is a considerable evidence that oxidative in cigarette smoke cause lung injury, depletion of other antioxidants, and direct damage to lipid, nucleic acids, and proteins.
ACCESSION #
21171475

 

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