Published in Women's Health Weekly, November 15th, 1999
New York City researchers screened 1,000 people who were 60 and older - 459 women and 541 men. Of 29 who had lung cancer, 19 were women and 10 were men. Overall, the risk of lung cancer was 2.3 times higher for women.
One of the researchers, Dr. Natasha Buckshee, New York Presbyterian Hospital, said the study is compelling evidence that women have a greater susceptibility to tobacco carcinogens than men.
But other researchers said the explanation could be that women smoke harder or are less likely than men...
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