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Have a Heart-Quit Smoking!

by Thilaka Ravi on  July 9, 2009 at 3:16 PM Heart Disease News   - G J E 4
 Have a Heart-Quit Smoking!
Smokers can immediately improve their cardiovascular health by kicking the butt, according to a study.

Researchers at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, NY, say that smoking cessation provides immediate benefits to patients.
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They examined specific inflammatory biomarkers associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in "at risk" women during the smoking cessation process.

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It was found that smoking cessation resulted in significant reductions in circulating tumour necrosis factor (TNF), soluble TNF receptors I and II, and soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1).

Thus, the researchers concluded that there are rapid consequences of smoking cessation on inflammatory biomarkers in women at risk for CVD.

The article has been published in Chest, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians.

Source: ANI
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