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Secondhand Smoke and Its Effects on the Liver

October 1st, 2009 · No Comments

There is a rising cause of chronic liver injury in which fat accumulates in the liver of people who have no history of drinking or very little. At the University of California, Riverside, a team of scientists found that even secondhand tobacco smoke exposure can result in a (NAFLD) nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Manuela Martins-Green, a professor of cell biology at Riverside was quoted as saying, “our study provides compelling experimental evidence in support of tobacco smoke exposure playing a major role in NAFLD development.”

In their research, the scientists subjected the liver cells of mice to secondhand cigarette smoke for a year in the lab. Their findings showed that fat accumulated in the liver cells eventually leading to liver dysfunction.

Discouraging cigarette smoking helps prevent not only cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease and cancer, but also liver disease as the study emphasized.

Second-hand smoke is the combination of smoke exhaled by a smoker and smoke given off by the burning end of a tobacco product. Tobacco smoke lingering in the air long after having been extinguished is then involuntarily inhaled by nonsmokers in the vicinity.

Secondhand smoke is a major toxin that affects children, the elderly and nonsmokers living in the same surroundings of adults who smoke. In many state and local governments laws have been passed prohibiting smoking in public facilities.

More studies and research have shown that secondhand smoke is contributing to chronic diseases that continue to rise in numbers throughout the U.S. With more awareness and laws being passed to discourage smoking, this will all help combat the dangers of secondhand smoke.

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