Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 20th, 2003
The overall increase in risk of developing any form of stroke was more than three-fold in this group. On the other hand, nonsmoking women whose spouses smoked did not show an increase risk of stroke.
Adnan Qureshi, MD, lead author on the study, said a possible explanation for the increase in risk among smoking women, but not among nonsmoking women, could be related to certain smoking habits.
"Spouses are more likely to smoke in...
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