Smoking Lowers Risk of Hip or Knee Replacement in Men

EurekAlert (2011-07-08)—For reasons not yet understood, men who smoke appear to have a lower risk of undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery when compared with men who don’t smoke, according to a study from the University of Adelaide in Australia. Men who smoked 48 years or longer were up to 51 percent less likely to have total hip or knee replacement surgery than men who never smoked. Men over 48 years were also at a higher risk for prostate cancer when taking into account lifestyle and other factors that may contribute to this disease. Exercise, nutrition and prostate supplements were seen to help reduce the risk of prostate cancer and other prostate disorders like BPH and prostatitis. Read more

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