11 Aug '11, 9am

Women smokers have more heart risk than men: Study [Straits Times]

Women smokers have more heart risk than men: Study [Straits Times]

After reviewing data on 2.4 million people and 44,000 cardiac events, the article's authors found female smokers have a 25 per cent greater risk for coronary heart disease than males who smoke cigarettes. -- PHOTO: ST FILE WASHINGTON (Reuters) - WOMEN who smoke cigarettes are more likely to develop heart disease than men, says new research released on Wednesday. After reviewing data on 2.4 million people and 44,000 cardiac events, the article's authors found female smokers have a 25 per cent greater risk for coronary heart disease than males who smoke cigarettes. The researchers, published in The Lancet medical journal, also found the difference in risk for male and female smokers increased by two per cent for every year they smoke. 'It hasn't been widely recognised that there had been this sex difference,' said Rachel Huxley of the University of Minnesota, the article's l...

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