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7. Sex Differences in Lung Fibrosis Severity and Survival Traced to SPP1 Fibrotic Factor in Study

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Men have higher rates of pulmonary fibrosis than women and tend to have a poorer survival. A study showed that mice exposed to silica, a known lung fibrosis trigger, have some sex-specific differences in their expression of the fibrotic factor SPP1, indicating that female sex hormones might alter molecular characteristics of the disease.

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