SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – In the case of smokers, people in their 40s and 50s who are most active in society are at high risk of sudden death due to cardiovascular disease.
Researchers at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital analyzed big data records of 500,000 people who had regular checkups between 2002 and 2013.
According to the study, smokers in their 40s were about 2.79 times more likely to die from heart-related diseases such as acute myocardial infarction.
In addition, smokers in their 50s were 2.8 times more likely to die of non-heart disease than non-smokers.
The incidence of acute heart-related diseases such as acute myocardial infarction or heart attack narrowed between smoker and non-smoker groups as the age group increased.
However, lung cancer and non-heart disease increased life-long risks in the smoking population.
Prof. Yoon Chang-hwan, who led the research, explained that “young male patients who visit the emergency room due to acute myocardial infarction are almost invariably smokers.”
“On the other hand, there is no significant difference in the risk of sudden death between non-smokers and those who quit smoking” he said, suggesting that quitting immediately is the only way to stay healthy.
D. M. Park (firstname.lastname@example.org)