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[Denmark] High tobacco consumption lowers body weight: a Mendelian randomization study of the Copenhagen General Population Study

High tobacco consumption causes lower body weight among current smokers. However, smoking does not seem to affect body shape or fat distribution causally. The lack of association between CHRNA3 genotype and body weight among former smokers and never smoke
International Journal of Epidemiology
added Mar 18, 2015 09:00
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[Denmark] Genetic analysis of current smokers shows that high tobacco consumption lowers body weight

smokers who consume a high amount of tobacco are more likely to weigh less. Concern about gaining weight is one of the most common reasons that smokers give for not giving up the habit. Furthermore, previous research has shown that an increasing number o
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Mar 18, 2015 08:58
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Smoking Cigarettes And Weight Loss: Higher Tobacco Consumption Leads To Lower Body Weight For Smokers

A recent study published in International Journal of Epidemiology has revealed a potential link between consuming large amounts of tobacco and lower body weight. "We found a clear disagreement between observational and genetic analyses," lead researcher
Medical Daily
added Mar 17, 2015 12:44
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Detection of In Vivo DNA Damage Induced by Very Low Doses of Mainstream and Sidestream Smoke Extracts Using a Novel Assay [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions: Very low concentrations of MS and SS smoke induce significant DNA damage in human cells. Application of PADDA to population studies has major potential to establish biomarkers of susceptibility to tobacco-induced diseases.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Mar 5, 2015 10:57
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[Oklahoma] Landmark Study at the Stephenson Cancer Center Finds Even Low Exposure To Secondhand Smoke Causes DNA Damage

Exposure to even minimal levels of secondhand tobacco smoke causes significant DNA damage in human cells, according to a study using a new detection method. DNA damage plays a key role in the development of cancer and other neurodegenerative, pulmonary, c
PR Web
added Mar 5, 2015 10:51
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[Korea - South] Secondhand smoke exposure in womb linked to eczema in childhood

Elementary school children exposed to smoke in the womb were 50 percent more likely to have any history of atopic dermatitis than unexposed kids, scientists in South Korea found using blood tests and questionnaires about prenatal smoke exposure. Atopic d
Science News Online
added Mar 1, 2015 09:30
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Nicotine dependence in an isolated population of Kashubians from North Poland: a population survey

Conclusion: Our study showed a low to moderate level of ND in the Kashubians, influenced by age, sex, as well as the CHRNA5 rs16969968 variant.
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Feb 6, 2015 17:39
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[UK-Scotland] Smoke gets in your genes: Further dangers of smoking while pregnant revealed

Smoking while pregnant causes chemical changes to the DNA of a foetus detectable from as early as 12 weeks and may predispose children born to smokers to a range of health conditions which last throughout life, new research by Scottish academics has reve
University of Glasgow (uk)
added Feb 3, 2015 07:15
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In utero exposure to cigarette chemicals induces sex-specific disruption of one-carbon metabolism and DNA methylation in the human fetal liver [FREE FULL TEXT]

data strengthen studies linking in utero exposures to altered DNA methylation by showing, for the first time, that such changes are present in fetal life and in a key metabolic target tissue, human fetal liver. Furthermore, these data propose a novel mech
BioMed Central (uk)
added Feb 3, 2015 07:14
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COUZIN-FRANKEL: Bad luck and cancer: A science reporter’s reflections on a controversial story

Given the furor, I wondered: Had I gotten it wrong? Had the authors? Answering these apparently straightforward questions proved surprisingly difficult, exposing the challenges that come with communicating science, and the desire by scientist-authors and
Science
added Jan 16, 2015 14:59
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