Navigation Links
Hot Flashes More Likely for Certain Smokers, Study Says
Date:5/3/2012

THURSDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Women smokers with certain gene variants are at increased risk for menopausal hot flashes compared to smokers without these genetic differences, a new study says.

An analysis of data from nearly 300 late reproductive-age women who were followed for 11 years showed that smokers with specific variations (single nucleotide polymorphisms) in genes that affect metabolism are more likely to have hot flashes than smokers without these gene variants.

The study appears in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

"Our report demonstrates the impact of smoking on hot flashes as a function of variants in genes involved in sex steroid metabolism in late reproductive-age women, and suggests that certain smokers have increased susceptibility to hot flashes based on their genetic background," lead author Dr. Samantha Butts, of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, said in a journal news release.

"Women who smoke and carry a particular gene variant may benefit from aggressive targeted approaches to smoking cessation, especially if they know that smoking is a significant contributor to their menopausal symptoms," she added.

Previous research has shown that smoking is linked with earlier onset of menopause, increased risk of hot flashes and heightened risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis.

"The toxins in cigarette smoke that are believed to be associated with hot flashes are also present in many forms in the environment, which means even non-smokers who have certain [single nucleotide polymorphisms] could be at risk for symptoms," Butts said.

It is possible that, for women carrying the relevant single nucleotide polymorphisms, smoking could challenge reproductive success in young women trying to become pregnant and present health risks well into menopause, making this an even broader public health consideration, Butts added.

More information

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health offers advice for dealing with hot flashes and other menopause symptoms.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, news release, May 3, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Some women may be genetically predisposed to smoking-related hot flashes
2. What Causes Hot Flashes, Anyway?
3. Exercise and attitude may be thermostat for hot flashes
4. Soy may alleviate hot flashes in menopause, large-scale study finds
5. Hormonal Treatment of Hot Flashes Still OK for Some: Experts
6. Flaxseed no help for hot flashes during breast cancer or menopause, study finds
7. Being Heavier May Mean Fewer Hot Flashes for Women Over 60
8. Flaxseed Fails as Treatment for Hot Flashes
9. Mayo Clinic: Flaxseed no cure for hot flashes during breast cancer or menopause
10. Meditation May Help Women Cope With Hot Flashes
11. Acupuncture May Help Ease Hot Flashes Tied to Prostate Cancer Treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Hot Flashes More Likely for Certain Smokers, Study Says
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A ... 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the ... history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a ... they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily ... of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures ... . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and ... their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work Awards took ... the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses to receive ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, ... the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity ... who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ... will take whatever measures required to build a strong ... which is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current ... Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in ... understand, not only by the Company, but shareholders and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen Matrix") ... manufacturing of collagen and mineral based medical devices ... Bill Messer has joined the company ... leverage the growing portfolio of oral surgery, neurosurgery, ... Bill joins the Collagen Matrix executive team as ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 ... the addition of the " Global Markets for ... This report focuses on ... updated review, including its applications in various applications. The ... which includes three main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: