Study Links Drinking, Smoking, Drug Use With Premature Heart Disease in Youth

Last Updated: Friday, March 5, 2021

chest pains(Pharmacy Times, February 23) A recent study linked drinking, smoking and substance misuse to premature heart disease in young people. 

Researchers based their findings on information from the 2014-2015 Veterans Affairs Healthcare database and the Veterans with premaTure AtheroscLerosis (VITAL) registry. 

They found that those who regularly used 4 or more substances were 9 times more likely to be affected by premature heart disease. 

The study, titled "Recreational substance use among patients with premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease" was published in Heart.  Read more. 

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