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Gene polymorphisms combined with smoking on COPD risk

Introduction Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the most prevalent non-communicable respiratory disease and the third leading cause of mortality worldwide.1 According to WHO estimates, there were 3.23 million COPD deaths in 2019, corresponding to 6% of all deaths worldwide. More than 80% of COPD deaths occur in low and middle-income countries.2 The prevalence and burden of COPD are expected to increase in the coming decades due to smoking, air pollution, and other factors in low and middle-income countries.3 The development of COPD involves a complex interplay […]

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Dementia: Quit smoking and shun processed or fatty foods to reduce risk

Dementia can seem like an inevitable part of the ageing process but this is a misconception. Although age is a major risk factor, it is not the cause of dementia. In fact, there are many risk factors that are modifiable and they do not cost a thing. In fact, “some will even save you money”, pointed out Fran Vandelli, a dementia lead for Bupa Care Homes. According to Ms Vandelli, quitting smoking is a cost-free intervention that bolsters the brain against decline. She explained: “Smoking increases plaque […]

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Exposure to Road Traffic Noise and Air Pollution May Raise Heart Failure Risk

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A study including more than 22,000 female nurses in Denmark evaluated exposure over 15-20 years to air pollution and road traffic noise to evaluate the impact on heart failure. Exposure to small particulate matter and road traffic noise over three years was associated with an increased risk for heart failure. The risks were greater among women who were former smokers or women who had high blood pressure. Exposure to air pollution and road traffic noise over the course of many years may be associated with an increased […]

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Smokers at greater risk of severe Covid-19 complications

PUTRAJAYA: Smokers who contract Covid-19 are at risk of developing severe complications such as liver and kidney failure as well as acute respiratory distress syndrome, says Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali. He said the data was obtained through a study by the Health Ministry (MOH) involving 5,889 Covid-19 patients treated nationwide from Feb 1 to May 31,2020. Of those patients, 791 were smokers (773 men and 18 women) with the majority aged 30 and above, he said. “The findings show that smokers are almost […]

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Smoking increases CHD risk among Black adults

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April 04, 2021 1 min read Source/Disclosures Published by: Disclosures: Oshunbade and Goff report no relevant financial disclosures. Please see the study for all other authors’ relevant financial disclosures. ADD TOPIC TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are posted on Please provide your email address to receive an email when new articles are posted on . “ data-action=”subscribe”> Subscribe We were unable to process your request. Please try again later. If you continue to […]

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Smoking and Alcohol Increase Risk of IBD: A Mendelian Randomization Study

Smoking and Alcohol Increase Risk of IBD: A Mendelian Randomization Study Top We use cookies for analytics, advertising and to improve our site. You agree to our use of cookies by continuing to use our site. To know more, see our Cookie Policy and Cookie Settings.Ok Source link

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