Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Smoking Cessation Boosts Later Cardiac Health

Smoking cessation significantly increases cardiac health later in life, says a new study from Tel Aviv University.

The research found that quitting smoking after a heart attack has about the same positive effect as other major interventions such as lipid-lowering agents like statins or more invasive procedures.

"We found that people who quit smoking after their first heart attack had a 37 percent lower risk of dying from another, compared to those who continued to smoke," said Dr. Yariv Gerber of TAU's Sackler School of Medicine.


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