Smoking Raises your Cholesterol and Atherogenic Risk
In Kanazawa Medical University in Japan, a study which found that in people who have the habit of smoking, causes an elevation in total cholesterol concentration and thus atherogenic risk. More precisely there is a 50% increase in the risk of heart disease. Thus it is established that smoking has a negative impact on cardiovascular health.
An interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Koshi Nakamura of Kanazawa Medical University in Achin, Japan has established as smoking impacts negatively on the concentration of total cholesterol and the risk of heart disease.
According to the study yielded the following results
* the group of smokers had a 50% increased risk of heart disease in relation to 40% of the group of nonsmokers.
* Abnormal values were also found HDL cholesterol numbers were directly related to a 70% increased risk of heart disease among smokers group. This result is in contrast to 30% found in patients who had no smoking.