Smoking is harmful to the health of the elderly
According to Professor Jiang Chaoqiang, the expert of the 12th People’s Hospital of the city responsible for the project, the first phase of the 鈥淟ife Bank鈥?of Guangzhou people focused on cardiovascular and respiratory diseases research.
As of yesterday, the project collected information on more than 10,000 elderly people aged 50-79. In addition to inquiring and recording all aspects of their lives, they also conducted blood tests, biochemical 26 measurements, routineMedical physiology examinations and various medical tests such as electrocardiogram, lung function, and chest X-ray examination.
銆€銆€Jiang Chaoqiang said that only about 7% of the more than 10,000 elderly people can achieve “health” and “general health” levels, 31% need to be followed up, and 62% are abnormal.
Through the investigation and analysis of the lifestyle of these elderly people, it is found that smoking has significant effects on increasing pulmonary dysfunction, coronary insufficiency and emphysema.
銆€銆€It is reported that the 鈥淟ife Bank鈥?project initiated by the Guangzhou Science and Technology Bureau, the Health Bureau, the University of Hong Kong and the Medical College of the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom was launched in Guangzhou in 2002. It is planned to collect 50,000 Guangzhou residents over 50 years old within 5 years.Information, through surveys, collect information on their lifestyles, environmental occupational factors and health status, and extract blood samples from each person, stored in liquid nitrogen for future genetic analysis and research.
Such large-scale human biology research is still the first in some.