Indiaherald Group of Publishers P LIMITED

X
close save
crop image
x
TM
Thu, Jun 27, 2019 | Last Updated 3:30 am IST

Menu &Sections

Search

Passive smoking linked with increased risk of hypertension

Passive smoking linked with increased risk of hypertension
Passive smoking linked with increased risk of hypertension
http://apherald-nkywabj.stackpathdns.com/images/appleiconAPH72x72.png apherald.com

Living with a smoker after age 20 is associated with a 15 per cent greater risk of developing high blood pressure, warn researchers, adding that avoiding smoky environments can reduce the risk of hypertension.

Passive smoking linked with increased risk of hypertension

Passive smoking at home or work was linked with a 13 per cent increased risk of hypertension. Exposure to passive smoking for 10 years or more was related to a 17 per cent increased risk of hypertension and men and women were equally affected, said the researchers at "EuroHeartCare 2019", a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology, in Milan, italy on Friday. 



"Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke regardless of whether the smoker is still in the room," said study author Professor Byung Jin Kim from Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, korea. Hypertension was significantly more common in people exposed to passive smoke at home or work (7.2 per cent) compared to no exposure (5.5 per cent).


Passive smoking linked with increased risk of hypertension
5/ 5 - (1 votes)
Add To Favourite
More from author
About the author

Nanotechnology Degree Holder. Movie Geek. Crazy about comics and cartoons. Hardcore Cricket Lover. Photoshop Professional