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Current smoking and the risk of non-fatal myocardial infarction in the WHO MONICA Project populations
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    Might smoking compromise the capacity for metabolic compensation in acute reductive stress?

    If blood lipid profile improves and weight increases with smoking cessation (1) smoking might be causally related to both the development of an abnormal blood lipid profile and the avoidance of weight gain or even weight loss. How then might smoking have increased the risk of non-fatal myocardial infarction in this study (2)? By reducing the capacity to respond to reductive stress with a further increase in the degree of...

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