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Do More With Oxygen

June 11, 2013 07:04 ET

Online Community Do More With Oxygen Shares Tips for Better Understanding the Nutrition Facts Label

Free Guide Helps Those With Chronic Lung Disease Make Healthier Diet Choices

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - Jun 11, 2013) - When a person is diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a progressive disease that makes it difficult to breathe, or other chronic lung disease, he or she encounters a number of challenges. One such challenge is ingesting enough calories to counteract the effects of the disease.

Because the muscles used in breathing may require 10 times more calories than those of a person without COPD, doctors commonly recommend COPD patients consume more higher-calorie foods. However, not all higher-calorie foods are ideal selections for those with difficulty breathing. That's why it's imperative those with COPD learn to interpret and understand the Nutrition Facts Label found on every packaged food item.

To help, the online community Do More With Oxygen created the guide "Understanding Nutrition Facts Labels to Maintain a Healthy Diet with COPD." Visit to download your free copy of the guide.

Do More With Oxygen ( provides those who have been diagnosed with chronic lung diseases and their caregivers with educational and practical information for living with respiratory ailments. The site helps visitors understand the benefits of portable oxygen solutions and how they can provide the mobility and independence they need to get moving more often -- resulting in healthier, more independent lifestyles.

"Understanding Nutrition Facts Labels to Maintain a Healthy Diet with COPD" breaks down the nutrition facts label to help those with chronic lung diseases make more informed food choices.

The guide explains:

  • Serving Size
  • Calories and Calories from Fat
  • Nutrients
  • The Percent Daily Value (%DV)
  • And More!

About Do More With Oxygen is an online community that offers educational and problem-solving information for people diagnosed with respiratory ailments like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and those who care for them. Topics covered include portable oxygen solutions, exercising with oxygen, health and nutrition tips, guidelines for traveling with oxygen, oxygen safety and many more. To learn more, visit