Partners Of Smokers At Greater Risk Of Stroke: Study

by Rajashri on  July 29, 2008 at 3:07 PM General Health News
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 Partners Of Smokers At Greater Risk Of Stroke: Study
Researchers at the Harvard University are reporting that partners of smokers are at a greater risk of suffering a stroke by inhaling second hand smoke.

The study involved more than 16,000 people aged over 50 and followed them for nine years at an average. The study found that non-smokers who had a smoking partner had a 42 percent increased risk of suffering a stroke.

The risk increased to 72 percent if the non-smoker started smoking as well.

The details appear in the latest issue of the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

Source: Medindia
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