Researchers from the American heart Association say that women are more susceptible to the harmful effects of nicotine than men, says Medical News Today. The female body has more weak resistant ability, which increases the risk of developing pathology of the cardiovascular system under the action of tobacco.
Was held in-depth analysis of more than 80 papers on the subject of the action of nicotine and other constituents of cigarette smoke on human health. In addition, there was built a monitoring 4 million women, 42 thousand of which later suffered a stroke.
The study showed that women who smoke have a risk of cerebral attacks increased almost twice, and the risk of ischemic stroke, the outcome of which is a lifelong disability or death in half. This type of stroke is caused by blockage of blood vessels brain blood clots due to thickening of the blood. As a result, the brain does not receive adequate blood flow, and some portions of it are dying without the right recovery.
The present study showed that women is 17% higher risk of hemorrhagic stroke than men, provided that both groups are heavy smokers. This type of stroke is associated with hemorrhage into the brain tissue.
Scientists believe that the increased risk of diseases of the cardiovascular system in women blame the influence of their hormones to lipids contained in the blood. Nicotine and other components of cigarettes increase cholesterol, lipids, triglycerides in the blood line of women, which in male smokers noted not noted. It is this factor that leads to stronger and more frequent development of coronary disease in women.
At particular risk are women smokers from Europe. They have the highest level of morbidity associated with cardiovascular system, compounded by Smoking. Fortunately, a complete rejection of cigarettes and their substitutes with nicotine can improve the quality of life and reduce the risk of stroke in both men and women.