Tobacco Smoke Raises Risk of Metabolic Syndrome in Teens

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Teenager Health and Smoking

Teens, particularly overweight teens, who are exposed to tobacco smoke are at increased risk of the metabolic syndrome, according to a study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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The study is the first to discover a link between tobacco exposure and the metabolic syndrome in this age group.

The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that increase cardiovascular risk.

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