Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women in the western world, and scientists led by Dr. Chi Le-Ha, of the University of Western Australia, found a significant link between passive smoking and reduced HDL levels in teen girls that may explain why. The researchers reported that exposure to secondhand smoke at home appears to lower the levels of the HDL (good) cholesterol in teen girls. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is a substance that reduces heart disease risk. The study was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The study included more than 1,000 male […]Continue reading Passive Smoking Linked to Lower Levels of Good Cholesterol
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