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Second-hand smoke can raise your odds for heart failure – Medical Xpress

Exposure to secondhand smoke may up your odds for heart failure, a new study warns.

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Exposure to secondhand smoke may up your odds for heart failure, a new study warns.
Researchers analyzed nationwide survey data from more than 11,000 nonsmokers (average age: 48) who were followed from 1988 to 1994. Nearly 1 in 5 had lab test evidence of exposure to secondhand smoke.
Nonsmokers with recent exposure were 35% more likely to develop heart failure than those with none, the study found. This link remained even after researchers accounted for other risk factors such as a history of other…

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