Natural ‘breakdown’ of chemicals may guard against lung damage in 9/11 first responders

New research from NYU School of Medicine suggests that studying metabolites – chemicals made as the body breaks down food – can predict whether or not World Trade Center recovery workers will develop lung disease.

“Our new work shows that some metabolites may actually protect first responders from losing their lung function. By combining the results of our studies to date, we are closer to predicting who gets lung damage. This, in turn, offers unique opportunities for better diagnosis and prevention of obstructive airway disease moving forward,” senior investigator Anna Nolan of NYU Langone Health said.

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