Smokers under the age of 50 suffer heart troubles eight times more than nonsmokers

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Dec 01, 2016 03:34 PM EST

Smokers under the age of fifty are at the risk of heart attack eight times more than the nonsmokers, scientists maintain.

The difference of heart attack risk falls to five times as the smokers and nonsmokers grow above 50 and 60. After the age of 65 the risk of heart attack in smokers is only 3 times more than nonsmokers.

The risk factor for the health of men and women is not really potential like cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.  But the chances of heart failure grow very high with smoking.

The study published in journal "Heart" maintains that smoking is the strongest risk factor to the health out of all other factors. The effects show sooner on the human body than any other risk reports The News.

Smoking is mostly underestimated when it comes to its potential risks says Dr. Ever Grech, of the South Yorkshire Cardiothoracic Center at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.

All the smokers realize that they are at some point vulnerable to increased heart disease but they do not know the accurate level of risk that they are at. They wish to have been able to quit smoking any time sooner rather than compromising on their health writes Host Medicine.

The research study was carried on 1700 heart patients in Northern England.  The team of Dr. Grech found that from these 24% were nonsmokers, 27% were former smokers and 48.5 were smokers recently involved in smoking.

The recently involved smokers were 10 years younger than former smokers at the time of heart attack. All former and recent smokers were having two times more past history of heart diseases.   

The overall recent smoking heart patients were at three times more risk of heart attack than nonsmokers or former smoker combined together.

Older smokers showed apparent signs of other bad health signs as well like high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol as compared to younger smokers.

This study suggests that smoking appears to be the most prominent risk factor for heart stroke in young smokers. The fatty deposits in the arteries are also proved by other studies to be at risk of rupturing more in smokers than nonsmokers!.

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