Navigation Links
Smoking May Be Especially Tough on Men's Brains
Date:2/6/2012

MONDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking appears to speed declines in memory, thinking, learning and processing information in men, but not in women, new research suggests.

One expert said the findings are just one more reason to quit the habit.

"This study underscores that smoking is bad for your brain, and that mid-life smoking is a modifiable risk factor with an effect size roughly equivalent to 10 years of aging on the rate of [mental] decline," said Dr. Marc Gordon, chief of neurology at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, N.Y. He was not involved with the research.

The new study was led by Severine Sabia of University College London. She and her colleagues analyzed data collected from nearly 5,100 men and more than 2,100 women who had three assessments of mental functions such as memory, learning and thought-processing over 10 years and six assessments of smoking status over 25 years. The participants were an average of 56 years old at the time of their first assessment.

The investigators found that, for men, smoking was associated with more rapid decline in these brain skills. In addition, a greater decline in all tests was noted among men who continued to smoke during the follow-up period.

But quitting didn't necessarily help right away: Men who kicked the habit in the 10 years before their first assessment were still at risk of more mental decline, particularly in their so-called "executive" functioning, which includes various complex mental processes involved in planning and achieving a particular goal.

However, men who were long-term ex-smokers did not have faster decline, according to the study published in the Feb. 6 online edition of the journal Archives of General Psychiatry.

"Finally, our results show that the association between smoking and cognition [mental skills], particularly at older ages, is likely to be underestimated owing to higher risk of death and dropout
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $418.8 Million for Texas and Cut Youth Smoking
2. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $18.6 Million for Montana and Cut Youth Smoking
3. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $24.8 Million for Wyoming and Cut Youth Smoking
4. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $43.3 Million for Utah and Cut Youth Smoking
5. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $113.9 Million for Colorado and Cut Youth Smoking
6. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $65.3 Million for Iowa and Cut Youth Smoking
7. Quitting smoking especially difficult for select groups
8. New intervention helps Latino parents of asthmatic children quit smoking
9. Warning: Immigrating to North America may foster smoking in children
10. VIDEO from Medialink and American Lung Association: Dont Quit on Your Resolution to Quit Smoking!
11. Smoking significantly increases risk of aneurysm in people with certain genes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Smoking May Be Especially Tough on Men's Brains
(Date:12/26/2014)... 2014 Parker & Sons, Inc. ... in heating, cooling and plumbing contractor services throughout ... services in 2014 with regard to air-conditioning systems. ... is known for its incredibly hot summers. Working ... intricacies and details of a wide variety of ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 The click strand ... strength and durability. Today, the business announces a ... valid until Jan. 30, 2015. , Click strand ... hardwood. BambooFlooringChina.com is a well-known brand in the ... to find a reliable bamboo flooring supplier. , ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Product liability lawsuits filed in ... ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward in federal ... issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of ... open conference on January 7, 2015, at the Paul ... West Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is scheduled to ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, Dylan Queen, a famous online company supplying ... of discounted prom dresses, most of which are priced ... the company, the promotion is valid until Jan. 22, ... the UK market. , The prom dresses in this ... styles: A-line strapless, empire strapless chiffon, one shoulder, floor-length, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... sells many bamboo products and the business is famous ... announces big discounts on its bamboo mats , which ... the world’s leader in bamboo flooring. According to the ... 2015. , The bamboo mats are made from well-treated ... the bamboo strips for the mats are boiled and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com: click strand woven bamboo flooring promotion valid until Jan. 30, 2015. 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Various Styles of Bamboo Mats in Many Colors from BambooFlooringChina.com 2
... 29 Four leaders,from the worlds of medicine, research, ... national Board of Trustees of the March of,Dimes Foundation, ... who serve as volunteers, represent the public,in governing the ... The new trustees are:, Miriam Arond, Director of ...
... ROCK, Ark., July 29 Heifer International and,Elanco ... partnership,agreement. Heifer International is a world hunger organization. ... Indiana, that has,offices in 30 countries around the ... animal health and productivity., The partnership will ...
... organized population-based breast cancer screening program in Norway and ... self-referrals in Vermont are equally sensitive for detecting cancer, ... the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . ... in Norway. , Breast cancer screening in the United ...
... Ultra-miniature bialy-shaped particles called nanobialys because they ... popular in New York City could soon ... tumors or atherosclerotic plaques. , The nanobialys ... diagnostic and disease-fighting nanoparticles developed by researchers in ...
... $0.56 Net Income Per Share, SAN JOSE, Calif., ... ), a leading provider of medical devices,for the minimally ... for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008., ... 85% to $31.9,million compared with $17.2 million for the ...
... Q2 net revenues of $79.9 million increase 6.9 percent sequentially ... $0.06 per diluted share - Case ... cost-saving measures including a workforce reduction, SANTA CLARA, Calif., July ... results for the,second quarter of fiscal 2008, ended June 30, 2008., ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Four Named to March of Dimes Board of Trustees 2Health News:Four Named to March of Dimes Board of Trustees 3Health News:Four Named to March of Dimes Board of Trustees 4Health News:Four Named to March of Dimes Board of Trustees 5Health News:Four Named to March of Dimes Board of Trustees 6Health News:Four Named to March of Dimes Board of Trustees 7Health News:Heifer and Elanco Announce Charitable Partnership 2Health News:2 different breast cancer screening strategies are equally effective 2Health News:New disease-fighting nanoparticles look like miniature pastries 2Health News:New disease-fighting nanoparticles look like miniature pastries 3Health News:VNUS Medical Technologies Reports Second-Quarter 2008 Results: 25% Growth in Net Product Revenues and 38% Growth in Unit Sales 2Health News:VNUS Medical Technologies Reports Second-Quarter 2008 Results: 25% Growth in Net Product Revenues and 38% Growth in Unit Sales 3Health News:VNUS Medical Technologies Reports Second-Quarter 2008 Results: 25% Growth in Net Product Revenues and 38% Growth in Unit Sales 4Health News:VNUS Medical Technologies Reports Second-Quarter 2008 Results: 25% Growth in Net Product Revenues and 38% Growth in Unit Sales 5Health News:VNUS Medical Technologies Reports Second-Quarter 2008 Results: 25% Growth in Net Product Revenues and 38% Growth in Unit Sales 6Health News:VNUS Medical Technologies Reports Second-Quarter 2008 Results: 25% Growth in Net Product Revenues and 38% Growth in Unit Sales 7Health News:VNUS Medical Technologies Reports Second-Quarter 2008 Results: 25% Growth in Net Product Revenues and 38% Growth in Unit Sales 8Health News:Align Technology Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results 2Health News:Align Technology Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results 3Health News:Align Technology Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results 4Health News:Align Technology Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results 5Health News:Align Technology Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results 6Health News:Align Technology Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results 7Health News:Align Technology Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results 8Health News:Align Technology Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results 9Health News:Align Technology Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results 10Health News:Align Technology Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results 11Health News:Align Technology Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results 12Health News:Align Technology Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results 13
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014  The International Trade Commission ... ResMed (RMD) against BMC Medical. In a notice issued on ... found that ResMed,s patent on its humidifier was invalid. ... a "monumental win". "We are very excited with the ITC,s ... position that we have taken since the very beginning on ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... proud to announce Jennifer Hagerman , Pharm.D., AE-C, ... take office as the president of the Michigan Pharmacists ... will take place Feb. 28, 2015, at the MPA ... the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... NEW YORK and LONDON ... in global orthopedic industry are expected to grow at ... consumption in terms of value and volume. Hip, knee ... the developed world while in emerging economies they have ... failure rates are challenging the use of composites. Non-metallic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ITC Final Decision Goes Against ResMed (RMD) Monumental Win for 3B/BMC 2Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 2Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 3Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 2Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 3
... U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) continues to provide ... the midst of an expanding humanitarian crisis. An ailing ... the people of Zimbabwe in danger of other health ... supporting emergency Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) to shore up ...
... high Dk hybrid contact lens manufacturer, announced today the ... fund the development and clinical trials for next-generation hybrid ... efforts globally. De Novo Ventures of Palo Alto, CA, ... round. Bio-Star Private Equity Fund joined Series A and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:USAID Provides Malaria Assistance to Zimbabwe 2SynergEyes, Inc. Raises $13.3 Million in 'Series C' Financing 2
... it is not the Flu? Streptococcus pneumoniae ... "flu-like" infections. The easy-to-use, rapid, urine-based test ... the new 4 hour guidelines. Rapid identification ... patient outcomes and lower overall health care ...
... newest technology available in acrylic lens design. ... material and design properties to achieve truly ... Unique foldable hydrophobic acrylic material , ... , High index of refraction ...
12 mm single use, reloadable laparoscopic linear stapler with titanium staples....
Single Use Loading Units (SULU's) Knifeless for use with MULTIFIRE ENDO GIA™ 30 12 mm (Single Use Staplers with Titanium Staples)....
Medicine Products: