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Game-Changing Therapy in COPD

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and chronic emphysema, is rapidly growing as a problem globally. COPD is the result of years of oxidative damage to delicate lung tissue resulting in chronic inflammatory changes. Smoking and air pollution worsens the disease but is not limited to people with these exposures. Currently treatment consists mainly of anti-inflammatory steroids, and lung opening medications used in asthma.

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) has been used for over 30 years, basically as a mucous-thinner, which is inhaled to manage conditions such as cystic fibrosis.

Among its many uses NAC is a potent influenza protectant. NAC has been proven effective against seasonal influenza and flu-like illnesses. In studies 600 mg twice daily reduced episodes of influenza.

With its ability to reduce oxidative stress and simultaneously quash chronic inflammatory changes, NAC is emerging as a game changing therapy in COPD

for the rest of the story go to LIFE EXTENSION, May, 2010, www.lef.org