Mar 14, 2017
By Jane Brown
This might say something about our good way of life in Canada.
New research suggests Canadians with cystic fibrosis have a median lifespan a decade longer than those who live with the disease in the U.S.
A study found the median age of survival for Canadians is almost 51 years, compared with about 40 years for their American counterparts.
Cystic fibrosis causes thick mucus to build up in the respiratory system, leading to frequent infections that scar the lungs and reduce the ability to breathe.
Mucus can also block tubes from the pancreas to the small intestine.
You can read about the study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.