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Research links electronic cigarettes with a higher risk of heart attack



Consume Electronic cigarettes increase the risk of stroke, heart attack or coronary heart diseaseaccording to provisional results of the new medical examination.

The American Heart Association Studyto be presented next week at the International Medical Conference in Honolulu (Hawaii, USA). examines the impact of such cigarettes on stroke suffering.

To develop this, scientists used a database of about 400,000 people in 50 countries in 2016. In total 66,795 people admitted that they often have this type of tobaccocompared to 343 856 who claimed never to try electronic cigarettes.

Researchers used the logistic regression analysis commonly used in statistics to predict the outcome of a categorical variable based on independent or predictive variables.

So they discovered it consumers of so-called e-cigarettes were more at risk than non-smokers suffering from multiple health problemsIn fact, they had 71% more chances of stroke, 59% more heart attacks or angina and 40% more coronary heart disease.

The study also found that 4.2% of "evaporators" reported that they had suffered a stroke analysis data do not reflect the number of deaths this type of cigarettes.

Young consumers

"Compared to consumers Those who smoke electronic cigarettes were younger, had a lower body mass index and lower diabetes"said one of the autAnalysis by Paul M. Ndunda, University of Kansas Medical School.

According to the data gathered in the study, 3.2% of adults in the United States in 2016 and 11.3% of high school students accepted electronic cigarettes previous 30 days. Between In 2011 and 2015, its use increased by 900% between young people in the country.

The analysis will be presented next week International Stroke Conference Honolulu.

The American Heart Association Remember that electronic cigarettes containing nicotine are tobacco and should be subject to the rules applicable to these product types and encouraged them to implement does not allow young people to access so-called e-cigarettes.


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