Women Smokers Have A Higher Risk For…

Women who smoke are significantly more likely to bleed in the inner lining of the brain than men who light up and those who don’t, according to a Finnish study.

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Subarachnoid hemorrhage, which accounts for 3 percent of all strokes in the United States, results from bleeding into the lining between the brain’s surface and underlying brain tissue.

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“Our results suggest that age, sex and lifestyle risk factors play a critical role in predicting which patients are at risk for subarachnoid hemorrhage and emphasize the importance of effective smoking cessation strategies,” said Joni Valdemar Lindbohm, M.D., a physician in neurosurgery and public health at the University of Helsinki in Finland.