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07 June 2011

Smokers show higher risk of peripheral artery disease

Women who smoke are much more likely than non-smokers to develop peripheral arterial disease (PAD), but quitting can lower those odds, according to a study published.

Women who smoke are much more likely than non-smokers to develop peripheral arterial disease (PAD), but quitting can lower those odds, according to a study published.

"We found a gradual decrease in risk with an increased duration of smoking abstinence, highlighting the importance of smoking cessation," Dr Conen said.

 

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