Older heavy smokers continue to have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) for 16 years after quitting, so quit now, mention the researchers at Vanderbilt University.
"Most importantly, our results confirm that smoking is a great benefit to stop smoking, and that smokers can reduce the risk of CVD by 38 percent over 5 years compared to smokers," investigator Meredith Duncan told IFLScience via e-mail.
The group's work, which has not yet been published, has collected data from the groundbreaking Framingham Heart Study, a long-term and ongoing study on cardiovascular health launched in 1948 with about 2,200 adult volunteers from Framingham, Massachusetts. By following these individuals for many years, original researchers have gained valuable insight that lifestyle factors are associated with the development of cardiovascular diseases (CVD).
Now the common knowledge, study, the first function of linking heart function and strokes to cigarette, cholesterol and high blood pressure. In fact, the term tarafından risk factor Aslında was made by one of the early investigators. Later, it includes more racist, racist, different subjects and children and grandchildren of previous participants.
For this specific study, the team analyzed health outcomes from 8,687 people who were followed for a 27-year period – KVH, death or until the end of 2014. All participants did not include CVD when they attended, and about half were smokers.
The results show that more than 70 percent of cardiovascular disease events, such as heart attacks, heart failure, and stroke, occur in people who drink at least one pack a day for 20 years – the heavy smoking subgroup that Duncan wants to take a closer look at .