Electronic cigarettes as dangerous as the normal ones for the health of the blood vessels, according to a study by Boston University.
The electronic cigarettes they damage blood vessels like normal “blondes”. According to a study conducted by Boston University School of Medicine, published in the magazine Journal of the American Heart Association, the e-cig they would make the blood vessels more rigid than those of non-smokers. A difference similar to that recorded between those who smoke and those who do not resort to vaping or tobacco.
The study involved over 400 participants (men and women between 21 and 45 years old) and was conducted by Jessica Fetterman, assistant professor of medicine at the US university. The research also revealed damage to the endothelial cells of the blood vessels, produced in equal measure by the use of e-cig, “blondes” or both types of cigarettes.
The researcher said, commenting on the results of research on the effects of electronic cigarettes on cardiovascular health:
Many people believe that electronic cigarettes are safer than traditional cigarettes. To all intents and purposes, many e-cigarette users say that the first reason they use e-cigarettes is because they think e-cigarettes pose a lower health risk.
Meanwhile, the evidence produced by scientific studies is growing to support the fact that electronic cigarettes are not a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes when it comes to heart health. Our study adds to this body of results. Stiffening of the arteries can cause damage to smaller blood vessels, including capillaries, and adds additional stress to the heart, contributing to the development of heart disease.
Source: Daily Mail
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