Lung function decline accelerates in menopausal women

-Menopausal women appear to experience an accelerated decline in lung function, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

"Women are living longer and, therefore, many years beyond menopause," said Kai Triebner, MSc, lead author and a PhD candidate in epidemiology at the University of Bergen in Norway. "Our study highlights the importance of maintaining respiratory health long after the menopausal transition."

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