Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Passive smoking and risk of heart

A new study found that the second top smoking signs and symptoms of heart disease, stroke and seizures of the relationship between passive smoking and heart disease. The study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association estimates the amount of cotinine in the blood of the participants.

Dr. Andrea Venn of University of Nottingham in England, is the author of the new study. Dr. Andrea said the study provides further evidence for low-level exposure to secondhand smoke suggests a clinically significant effect on susceptibility to cardiovascular disease. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cotinine is an important indicator of nicotine intake and thus smoke exposure of snuff.

The study also examined whether participants in the passive smoking at home, work or other places exposed to advanced levels of fibrinogen, homocysteine and C-reactive protein. The results were analyzed by the U.S. Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the 7599 or so people involved adults who had never smoked.
The results of this survey is 18 percent of participants had significant levels of cotinine, all were high or low. It turns out that the survey participants who had high levels of cotinine in which they lived with a smoker or worked in the city, where there are smokers.
High levels of fibrinogen and homocysteine in a 5 percent increase in risk of disease also convert to other studies caution that other factors increase the risk of disease from passive smoking as much as 30 percent.
Fibrinogen is a protein, an amino acid homocysteine in the blood. Both are indicators of inflammation and involved in blood clotting.
Dr. Venn said that even those who do not accept smokers at home or at work or at Haigh had cotinine in their blood. These people should be exposed in public places like bars and restaurants or the homes of other people as friends, which also means that people exposed to low levels of smoke snuff remains the risk of heart disease.


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