New York: It is no secret that smoking increases the risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and even blindness. But puffing on a cigarette is not associated with a higher risk of dementia, says a new study. The present study stands in contrast to the previous research that found a correlation between smoking and dementia.
“The underlying data (in those studies) was solid, but the analysis didn’t take into account the idea of competing for risk of mortality, which we felt was an important factor to consider in this case since smoking is so strongly associated with earlier death,” Erin Abner from University of Kentucky, who was among the the researchers, said. (IANS)
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