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Feature Video – What is Alpha 1

January 29, 2018 Alpha1 Admin Comments Off

Commissioned by the Alpha One Foundation in collaboration with COPD Support Ireland and funded by the Health Research Board, this educational film describes the genetic condition alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (Alpha-1 for short). People born with Alpha-1 do not produce enough alpha-1 antitrypsin, an important protein which protects the lungs. They therefore have increased risk for the lung disease chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 1 in 25 Irish people carry the defective gene that causes Alpha-1.

 

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