Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Who Are More Likely to Get Dementia and Increase their Risk of Alzheimer's Disease?

This entry is dedicated to my friends who are both hardcore and social smoker.
i know you guys are reading this. so, fikir-fikirkan lah ye.. ;)

Smoking is the single largest threat to developing lung cancer and its destruction to the environment is unconscionable. Warren wrote over at TreeHugger that at least 4.5 trillion filter-tipped cigarettes are deposited annually somewhere in the world and each year nearly 600 million trees are destroyed to provide fuel to dry tobacco. Both of these effects are a little more obvious, but a new article in the New York Times, shows a more subtle side effect to lighting up.

The numbers were huge. Those that smoked one pack a day were 37 percent more likely to be plagued with dementia and those that smoked between one and two packs a day were 44 percent more likely. For those that smoked two packs a day or more, the risk doubles. Smokers of less than a pack a day found no greater risk of developing the disease.

According to the study:

Researchers analyzed the data of 23,123 health plan members who participated in a voluntary exam and health behavior survey from 1978 to 1985, when they were 50 to 60 years old. Twenty-three years later, about one-quarter of the group, or 5,367, had dementia, including 1,136 with Alzheimer’s disease and 416 with vascular dementia.


Maybe it's time to quite smoking naturally. Here how.


8 comments :

miszcoolrelax said...

org x sm0king nk prevent alzheimer maen sud0ku byk2.. ^^

Md. Naswardi said...

bnyknya pokok...huhu

{ w33da } said...

epie: byk baca quran pun cukup dah utk elak alzheimer.. mcm arwah Nyang. umur dah lebih 100 tahun tak nyanyuk pun ;p

wadi: sila sedaq diri yer...hehe

miszcoolrelax said...

arwah nyang sape long??

Md. Naswardi said...

dementia tu apa? coklat kew?

{ w33da } said...

epie: arwah nyang.. yg dkat umah tok ucu tu la..

wadi: dak aih.. bukan cekelat.askrim lah ;p

mizzura said...

masalahnya..yang bau asap rokok pun tendency terkena gak kan..adesss...

{ w33da } said...

tu la psl. efek lagi teruk pulak tu. so caner? tepakse la kita smoking jugak, kan... kikikiki~

tp seriously, tu sbb utama tamau bg org smoking, so that kita ni tak terkena sama kesan -ve asap rokok tu. huhu~ merokok nih takde langsung kebaikannya. 100% keburukan.