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Cigarette smoking Brazilian man may be world's oldest person at 126 years old

All things considered, Jose Aguinelo dos Santos is a pretty lively Brazilian man. He walks without a stick, has no known health problems, smokes a pack of cigarettes a day, and is still a childless bachelor, according to reports. Oh, and he might be 126
The Washington Post
added Jul 16, 2014 19:31

[Spain] Smoking linked to Alzheimer's

recent World Health Organisation study now shows that smoking has been linked with memory disorders. The study concluded that smoking could be attributed not only to 14% of Alzheimer’s cases, but more shockingly, that nicotine may lead to dementia. Smokin
The Olive Press (es)
added Jul 15, 2014 05:20
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Can The Damage From Smoking Be Reversed?

a smoker who quits before age 50 halves their risk of dying within the next 15 years. In other words, it's never too late to quit. Doing so can add years to your life--and undo some of the negative changes that were wrought on your body. Tune in below to
Wicked Local (MA)
added Jul 14, 2014 22:33

[Switzerland] How old is your body? New life expectancy calculator reveals how likely a healthy 75-year-old is to outlive someone who drinks and smokes by ten years

Groundbreaking 'health calculator' chart created by scientists at University of Zurich in Switzerland They studied 17,000 people for health indicators including alcohol intake, smoking, exercise and diet The study revealed that the unhealthiest 75-year-o
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 11, 2014 00:03

Extreme obesity cuts lifespan more than smoking: study

a study reported on Tuesday quantifies the toll: The most extreme cases cut a person's lifespan more than cigarettes. The analysis, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, is the largest-ever study of the effect of extreme obesity on mortality. It found
added Jul 9, 2014 11:27

[Germany] German smoker forced to move out of flat after neighbors complain about the smell

A German court has ruled that an elderly man must move out of the apartment that he has lived in for four decades, after neighbors complained about his habit. The pensioner can appeal the ruling to a higher court.
DW World (Deutsche Welle) (de)
added Jul 1, 2014 14:24

Modulation of Age- and Cancer-Associated DNA Methylation Change in the Healthy Colon by Aspirin and Lifestyle [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions Lifestyle, including aspirin use, modulates age-associated DNA methylation change in the colonic epithelium and thereby impacts the evolution of cancer methylomes.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
added Jul 1, 2014 11:50

Cancer risk: Aspirin and smoking affect aging of genes

researchers were able to show for the first time that this age-related decay of gene markers can be slowed down by the regular use of aspirin. Smoking on the other hand, accelerates the aging process. "Especially affected are genes that also play a role i
Medical Xpress (
added Jul 1, 2014 11:49

Screen Older Men Who've Ever Smoked for Aneurysms: Experts

Older men who smoke or have smoked 100 cigarettes or more should be screened for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a panel of U.S. health experts recommends. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force noted the new guideline is for men between the ages of 65 an
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 23, 2014 21:25

[Arizona] Not gonna quit: Older smokers enjoy taking a puff

millions of Americans still light up. And a lot of them are the Green Valley crowd.... "Right now, we are very focused on the younger smokers and want to stop them as early as possible," Stumpf said. "It's not that the older smokers should be neglected, b
Green Valley (AZ) News
added Jun 20, 2014 05:32
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