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New Research

In State News on February 25, 2009 at 8:30 am

Here are a few interesting tidbits from several research studies released in January:

If you smoke and have a family history of aneurysms, you are at extremely high risk of suffering a stroke from a ruptured brain aneurysm.

Exposure to secondhand smoke increases sensitivity to allergens and increases allergic inflammation. Basically, it makes you more sensitive to allergies.

Smoking increases risk of Alzheimer’s disease and may increase risk of other dementias.

Deaths in Indiana related to smoking and secondhand smoke have decline 14% to 9,731 per year. Smoking mortality rates are down 43.7% for men but increased 1.7% for women. Smoking deaths in men are still twice that of women.

Each year in Indiana, 138,915 years of potential life are lost due to smoking. Smoking attributed mortality rates are 17% higher in Indiana than the U.S. average.

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