The dangers of coffee and cigarettes
For many people, smoking without being accompanied by a cup of coffee, it feels less fitting. But whether this combination is good for health? Smoking and drinking coffee causes the stiffness of the arteries, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
For many people, smoking and coffee always runs seiringan as couples ' husband and wife '. The trend of smoking while drinking coffee, or vice versa, has existed since centuries ago. Unfortunately, it is a combination of the most unhealthy, and can be very harmful to the body. Taken individually, have been a public secret that smoking is harmful to the body because the content of harmful substances. While coffee, when consumed, beneficial to the body, it can be very dangerous when consumed in large quantities.
There are different assumptions and theories behind this combination. Some believe that hot coffee opens pores in the throat that makes smoke more pleasant, while the other believe that the taste of coffee is more enhanced by cigarette smoke. Scientifically, the reason this combination so popular can be associated with the addictive nature of nicotine and caffeine. However, whatever the reason, the fact remains that this combination is harmful to health.
Does smoking and drinking coffee is bad for your health?
According to a study by Charalambos Vlachopoulos, MD, and colleagues from the Department of cardiology at Athens Medical School, smoking and coffee interact with one another and produce a very dangerous effects on the heart.
"Given the often smoking and caffeine intake, plus the effect on the function of arteries have important implications for human health," the researchers write in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Research shows Coffee and cigarettes is a Bad Combination
In an effort to show that combining smoking and coffee can cause adverse effects on the body, a study conducted on a group of people. This research is divided into two parts:
a. acute studies], conducted on 24 people to see the immediate effects of smoking, and get some coffee
b. chronic studies], conducted on 160 people, to see the long term consequences of a combination of coffee and smoking.
The first research was done on the 24 men and women, smokers and coffee drinkers are healthy with no heart problems, diabetes, blood pressure, or high cholesterol. The rate of hardening vessels have been examined on 14 participants, wave reflection and arterial blood flow was studied in the remaining 10 participants. The researchers found that smoking followed by a caffeine has a negative effect on the heart from the amount of each product that is consumed separately.
To add to this study, Dr. Vlachopoulos said, "some previous studies, together with some of the other laboratories, have shown that smoking and caffeine increase the stiffness of the arteries separately. In the second study, a sample of 160 people brought into the review study. They are divided into four groups: smokers who drank coffee, smokers who didn't drink coffee, not the smokers who drank coffee, and people who do not drink coffee or smoke. In this study too, the stiffness of the arteries and abnormal blood flow were found in people who smoke and drink coffee. Once again, in this study, the effect of individual products that are lower than their combined effects.
Dr. Vlachopoulos added, "About the mechanism in acute studies, it most likely has to do with the effects of smoking on caffeine and Catecholamines (norepinephrine, dopamine and epinefrin) and adenosine (a substance that dilates the blood vessels). In chronic studies, this explanation is not so easy, especially because of the possible effects of chronic coffee consumption on arterial walls have not been investigated at a basic level. "
This research involves young people, all under the age of 30 years, and none of them have health complications. Thus, the results may not be the same for people who are above 30, or who are already suffering from some heart problems. Older people who already have problems related to high blood pressure, should really avoid this combination. Although the studies discussed in the paragraphs above have demonstrated the ill effects of the combination of cigarettes and coffee, more research is needed to explain the long-term effects.
Whether it's dangerous Artery Stiffness?
The development of plaques in the arteries making them stiff and loses its elasticity. This causes constriction of the blood vessels, which further lead to high blood pressure. This forces the heart to work harder in order to meet the body's needs oxygenated blood. As a risk factor for heart attacks, smoking even more danger than a history of hypertension and diabetes or diabetes mellitus. In the long run, this may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. So, if you smoke and drink coffee, the best