March 19, 2019 - More and more research is showing the adverse effect of e-cigarettes. The latest study, presented at the American College of Cardiology 2019 meeting in New Orleans, represents “a real wake-up call,” according to Mohinder Vindhyal, MD, lead author of the report and an assistant professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine–Wichita Center for Clinical Research.
Analyzing data from more than 96,000 U.S. adults collected from 2014 to 2017, Dr. Vindhyal and colleagues found that e-cigarette users were 56 percent more likely to have a heart attack, and 30 percent more likely to have a stroke, than non-users. They were also twice as likely to experience depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders.
Many health risks associated with e-cigarettes were still seen once the researchers controlled for a variety of factors that can contribute to cardiovascular disease, such as age, sex, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and use of regular cigarettes.
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