Former smokers will need 16 years to normalize their health. This is confirmed by the data from the Fremingham Study, Medical Express and BGNews.
Experts have analyzed the health status of 8,700 volunteers. All participants at the beginning of the observation were without cardiovascular disease. On average, volunteers have been exploring for 27 years. The researchers compared risk indicators for heart and blood vessel diseases in smokers, former smokers and non-smokers.
It has been shown that 70% of cases of illness developed in smokers or former smokers who smoke cigarettes dailyFor those who have lost their habit, the risk of developing cardiovascular disease has decreased by 38%.
Data is compared with volunteers who continued to use tobacco products. Overview 16 years of smoking cessation was needed to normalize health indicators.
Meredith Duncan, author of the study, says the benefits of smoking cessation are already apparent in the first five years.