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Posted by: Em | 2008/05/26

smoking - heart attacks

hI,

I've often read in 'stop smoking' health guidelines, that after 10 years of having giving up smoking, the risk of a heart attack of the 10 year quitter is the same as for someone who has never smoked.

I don't see how this is true, as your arteries don't clear themselves of the fatty deposits built up from the smoking do they?
Or do they?

Thanks

EM

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Fatty deposits will form if you are a smoker or a non-smoker. Smoking will however, increase your health risk by making the fatty deposits unstable, due to the fact that smoking is a very potent oxidant.

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