Friday, January 20, 2012

SMOKING- GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH?

Dr. Robert Brueck MD, Fort Myers plastic surgeon, does not smoke and does not advocate smoking. But, he does report interesting findings in the world of health and medicine, such as this message.

"It seems we live in a contradicting world. We hear this food or supplement is bad for us. Then, a year or more later, we hear it’s good for us. Coffee is bad for us. Now, it’s good for us. No wonder there is a long trail of confusion.

A recent pilot study in the journal “Neurology” found that nicotine patches could improve memory, mental processing and attention. Seventy-four patients took part in the study. The nicotine patches worn by a set number of patients found enhanced cognitive function. A little side bonus was a loss of weight in some patients and lower blood pressure. See, Nicotine also has an anorectic effect as well (loss of appetite).

I certainly am not advocating one should take up smoking but these are dilemmas we face. This explains why so many smokers gain weight after they stop."

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