Navigation Links
Second Hand Smoke Has Serious Consequence on a Childs Heart

Finnish Research study has found that exposure even a small amount of smoke found in the environment can have a serious and harmful impact on the cardiovascular system of a healthy school child. Even a small quantity of tobacco smoke can harm the childs arteries.

Instead of relying on the smoking habits of the parents and nears one the Finnish researchers used high-resolution ultrasound to check brachial artery (located in the arm) function of 402 children, age 11, who were divided into three groups based on their blood levels of cotinine, a biomarker for nicotine.

Based on the results the children were then divided into three groups based based on their cotinine concentrations: 229 children in the non-detectable cotinine group; 134 children in the low-cotinine group; 39 children in the high-cotinine group.

The study found that children with the highest cotinine levels had significantly reduced brachial artery endothelial function -- a measure of arterial health. Endothelial dysfunction impairs blood vessels' ability to dilate.

Even modest exposure to tobacco smoke alters endothelial function in children, and may impact early development of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)," study lead author Dr. Katariina Kallio, a research fellow at the Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Turku, said in a prepared statement. Endothelial dysfunction relative to (secondhand smoke) may be only partially reversible after cessation to the exposure, suggesting the importance of implementing smoke-free environments for children at home and in public places," Kallio said.

The experts believe that this being the case the adults working in a smoke filled environment for longer periods of the days is at much greater risks. This calls in for stricter laws to protect the citizens against second hand smoke.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Second hope for men with erectile dysfunction
2. Second SARS suspect fuels worry in India
3. The Harmful Effects Of Secondhand Smoke
4. Second Hand Exposure To Smoke In Childhood Can Cause Respiratory Problems Later
5. HIV Virus Emerging Drug Resistant In UK, Prompting Fear Of A Second Epidemic
6. Women With Breast Cancer At Risk For Developing Second Cancer
7. Stroke Destroys Nearly 32, 000 Neurons In Just A Second!
8. Websites Are Judged In Less Than A Second
9. Can Second Hand Smoke Cause Cancer?
10. Second Hand Smoke Does No Harm
11. Healthy Kidney Removed From Patient, Second Surgery Needed
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Coffey Agencies, a ... and commercial clients in the northern Alabama and Georgia regions, is embarking on ... 1977, Nobis Works has built a network of support and education facilities to ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... , ... December 07, 2016 , ... DrugDev ... announcement that it is one of the early adopters completing EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certification ... designed to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... celebrating the passage of the most comprehensive mental health systems reform legislation in ... support of the President, and the commitment of our elected officials to improving ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 ... ... amounts of the drug in their bodies, a researcher at the Icahn School ... journal Pediatric Research. , The study found that when young children are exposed ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... of Smart Device Remote Control through a new partnership with Splashtop Inc. This ... strengthens its mobile solutions to help businesses maximize their uptime and productivity. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016 Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and ... equity investment in Marrodent, one of Poland,s ... $32 million. This transaction was announced on August 30, 2016. ... Poland since 2014, and Marrodent marks ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dec 8, 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... report to their offering. ... , The report provides separate comprehensive ... , and Rest of World. Annual estimates and ... historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... Dec. 7, 2016 "Lantus (Insulin Glargine) Biosimilar Clinical Trial & ... biosimilar version of Lantus drug in clinical pipeline. Currently 5 biosimilar version ... Japan , Kenya , Czech ... , China , Slovakia , ... 2 diabetes mellitus. The patent on Lantus expired in 2014. Lantus ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: