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Why might smoking and drinking alcohol raise the risk of osteoporosis?

Recent research has uncovered a cell mechanism that could help explain why smoking, alcohol, and other modifiable factors could raise the risk of developing the bone disease osteoporosis. Scientists find a cell mechanism that could explain why certain lifestyle factors, such as smoking, increase the risk of osteoporosis. The mechanism spurs a cell type in […]

Cardiovascular / Cardiology Smoking / Quit Smoking

Sugary drinks can be a factor in cardiovascular disease

Recent research uncovers an association between sugar-sweetened drinks and an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Sugary drinks seem to be linked with higher mortality rates from CVD. The new study appeared in the journal Circulation, a publication of the American Heart Association (AHA). The results showed that when people consumed more sugary drinks, […]

Lung Cancer Smoking / Quit Smoking

How does smoking affect the body?

Smoking cigarettes can have many adverse effects on the body. Some of these can lead to life-threatening complications. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking cigarettes increases the risk of dying from all causes, not just those linked to tobacco use. Smoking cigarettes affects the respiratory system, the circulatory […]