Cigarette toxins appear to affect growth of bone-healing stem cells

03/18/2014 | HealthDay News

University of Lincoln researchers found that broken bones heal slower in smokers than in nonsmokers, possibly because of the toxic effects of tobacco smoke on bone-healing stem cells. After analyzing stem cells from the fractured area in 50 smokers and nonsmokers, researchers found that cigarette smoking was associated with decreased stem cell development.

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