Childhood exposure to passive smoke may raise heart risk in girls

04/30/2013 | DailyRx.com

An Australian study showed that 17-year-olds, particularly girls, who were exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes throughout their childhood had lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels than unexposed peers, possibly putting them at greater risk for heart problems. The findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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