Study: Smoking raises death risk after colorectal surgery

11/12/2012 | Yahoo

Smokers have a higher risk of death and complications following surgery for colorectal cancer or other digestive diseases, according to researcher Dr. Abhiram Sharma, who conducted the study while at the University of Rochester in New York. The study found smoking restricts blood flow and prevents oxygen from making its way to healing tissues. Sharma said it's never too late for smokers to improve their health by quitting.

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