Scientists have discovered how Smoking increases the risk of stroke

© Depositphotos / londondepositСигарета in the ashtray. Archival photoScientists have discovered how Smoking increases the risk of stroke© Depositphotos / londondeposit

Scientists at the Institute of Maryland in Baltimore, established how Smoking affects the risk of stroke in men younger than 50 years, according to the portal Eurekalert.

The researchers studied a group of 615 men aged 15 to 49 years, each of which suffered a stroke in the previous three years and 530 healthy participants of similar age.

They were divided into groups of smokers, quitters and non-smokers. Smokers, in turn, attributed to one of four groups depending on the number of smoked cigarettes daily: up to 10, 11 to 20, 21 to 39 or over 40.

It turned out that the risk of stroke in smokers compared with non-smokers increased by 88 percent. Those who smoked less than 10 cigarettes per day, the risk of stroke was 46 percent higher. Participants who smoked at least two packs a day, was almost five times more vulnerable compared to those who did not smoke at all.