Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and a growing healthcare problem. Identification of modifiable risk factors for prevention and treatment of COPD is urgent, and the scientific community has begun to pay close attention to diet as an integral part of COPD management, from prevention to treatment. This review summarizes the evidence from observational and clinical studies regarding the impact of nutrients and dietary patterns on lung function and COPD development, progression, and outcomes, with highlights on potential mechanisms of action. Several dietary options can be considered in terms of COPD prevention and/or progression. Although definitive data are lacking, the available scientific evidence indicates that some foods and nutrients, especially those nutraceuticals endowed with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and when consumed in combinations in the form of balanced dietary patterns, are associated with better pulmonary function, less lung function decline, and reduced risk of COPD. Knowledge of dietary influences on COPD may provide health professionals with an evidence-based lifestyle approach to better counsel patients toward improved pulmonary health.
Keywords: antioxidant, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dietary pattern, inflammation, lung function, Mediterranean diet, nutrition, oxidative stress, polyphenol, polyunsaturated fatty acid
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I’ve always thought this and still do as I embark on incorporating a new degree in nutrition. Its also why I enforce with my clients that they know themselves and their availability to do certain things or not…that when I recommend something it’s not set in stone..its just an educated recommendation that may help… ultimately its up to the client to enact what fits…which isn’t going to be everything….
Even though I have time or at least my partner has the time, and we have money, resources along with my knowledge and skills etc….We still can’t meal plan like I recommend people to do for healthy eating, not completely anyways…we still have our issues when it comes to these aspects too…even as an upcoming nutritionist. It’s being human…
I have always thought it takes a special kind of person to successfully plan and prepare healthy food especially when time and resources are limited.
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