In addition, there is a genetic difference effect on someone is going to get addicted to smoking or not. Understanding of this Gene Variant known to be helping doctors perform treatment on pulmonary ailments, such as chronic obstruction pulmonary disease, as well as help the success of the efforts to stop smoking.
A team of researchers led by Prof. Ian Hall from the University of Nottingham found that certain DNA profile lowers the risk of chronic obstruction pulmonary diseases, including bronchitis and emphysema. These genes affect the way the lungs grow and respond to injury.
On the other hand, there are also certain DNA thus increases the risk of chronic obstruction pulmonary disease so that it could explain why some people are affected by this disease though never smoked at all.
Even so, the results of this research are not won the "green light" for you to continue the habit of smoking. "Smoking is the biggest risk factor for chronic obstruction pulmonary disease. Most, but not all, smokers are suffering from this disease. Genetic factors play a role, as is the case in addiction to smoking or not, "he said.
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Hall and his colleagues also managed to identify five sections of DNA that are associated with heavy smokers. It affects brain function in responding to nicotine. The study was conducted by analyzing genetic data from the medical profile of 500,000 people who registered between the years 2006-2010 as they are aged 40-69 years of age.