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Passive Smoking Fumes Raise Boys' Blood Pressure . . . But Lowers Girls' - University of Minnesota Study Reveals


5/2/2011 7:24:46 AM

Scotsman -- Boys exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke in the home may experience significant levels of raised blood pressure, research suggests. For those who inhale tobacco fumes, this could lead to high blood pressure in later life and a higher risk of heart disease. Campaigners said the research showed the need to combat children's exposure to smoking at home. But the new study also found that in girls, passive smoking appeared to be associated with a lowering of blood pressure.

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