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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

 

Smokers More Likely To Suffer Seizures

Smokers More Likely To Suffer Seizures

Alcohol, Caffeine Don't Appear To Raise Risk

POSTED: 9:21 am EST November 18, 2009
UPDATED: 9:24 am EST November 18, 2009

People who smoke are more likely to have seizures than those who don't, while caffeine and alcohol do not increase the chances, according to a new study.

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School used data from a study of more than 116,000 female nurses who answered questions about their health.

"Our analysis showed risk of seizure was significantly higher for current smokers, but not related to the amount of cigarettes smoked daily," said Dr. Barbara A. Dworetzky. "It does appear, however, that the number of years of smoking does increase seizure risk."

The team also found that long-term caffeine consumption did not raise the risk of seizures or epilepsy compared to people who had less caffeine.

 

Full study appears in the February 2010 issue of Epilepsia.

 

Link to full study

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/122563552/PDFSTART


Comments:
i sometimes think i am getting that...I've bitten my tongue around 200 times in the past 5 months...When normally you bit your tongue once a year...
I bite my tongue everytime I open my mouth Pumpi....lol

These studies make me laugh. That's like saying eating too much fat will increase your chances of early heart attack...Well of course it will....

But at the end, it comes down to genes in my opinion. I know folks who smoke like a chimney at the age of 75 to 80. And then I've heard that most people who get lung cancer are non smokers. Go figure.
i dont smoke though...nor do i drink...
dont let me start lying on this site like some 60 times in the past 5 months...
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