CategorySmoking

  • African Americans and Pancreatitis

    African Americans and Pancreatitis

    A recent study shows that African Americans are twice as likely to develop pancreatitis over the Caucasian population. Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, an organ that makes enzymes to help with food digestion and produces insulin...

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  • Do You Have Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis and Also Smoke?

    Do You Have Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis and Also Smoke?

    Patients aren’t getting the message. Smoking can definitely affect Inflammatory Bowel Diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. In a new study, researchers questioned 182 people with Crohn’s and 77 people with ulcerative colitis about...

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  • Smoking and Colon Cancer: Another Reason To Quit

    A new study, published by the Fred Hutchinson Research Center in Seattle, looked at a group of patients who were all diagnosed with colon cancer. Prior to receiving any treatments they were asked to fill out a survey to discover their smoking...

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