Young smokers at more than 8-fold risk of heart attack: Study

Young smokers at more than 8-fold risk of heart attack: Study

If you are under the age of 50 and a regular smoker, you may be more than eight times at risk of suffering a major heart attackas compared to non-smokersor people who quit smoking, researchers have warned. The study showed that smokers of all age-group were more than three times likely to have a STEMI than ex- and non-smokers combined. But the highest risk was among the under-50s who were nearly 8.5 times as likely to do so as former and non-smokers of the same age. According to researchers, this…

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Under-50 Smokers Face 8-Fold Higher Heart Attack Risk: Study

Under-50 Smokers Face 8-Fold Higher Heart Attack Risk: Study

Smokers under 50 are eight times more likely than non-smokers of the same age to have a major heart attack, scientists said Wednesday. The gap in risk between those who do and don’t consume tobacco diminishes with age, dropping to a five-fold difference among 50-to-65 year-olds, and a three-fold gap among over-65s, the team said. The findings are surprising because younger men and women typically do not have as many of the health problems — diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol — associated with an increased chance of heart failure….

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