The lack of Vitamin E , one of the antioxidant vitamins, can generate that people who are smokers have a higher risk of developing chronic-degenerative diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, according to the research of the Linus Pauling Institute, of the Oregon State University, in the United States.
Similar results were obtained by the specialists of the Institute of Nutrition and Food Hygiene of Havana, Cuba , who observed that the cigar smoke contains oxidative substances that directly and indirectly affect the body, so that the smoking It is associated with low concentrations of antioxidant vitamins in plasma. This is a factor to develop chronic degenerative diseases.
In this regard, several studies have shown that smoking It impairs blood circulation and blood flow from the heart (21% lower in smokers than in non-smokers).
The cigarette smoke is an oxidant, so its free radicals are associated with an increase in oxidative stress , cellular mutations, whose consequence is an increased risk of developing chronic-degenerative diseases.
The Vitamin E They inhibit fatty deposits in the inner walls of the arteries. Smoke causes the hardening of the arteries. Therefore, smokers can reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular diseases by taking supplements of said vitamin.
For smokers it is essential to add Vitamin E , since the carbon monoxide in smoke from cigarettes destroys the ability of blood to carry oxygen.
Therefore, if you smoke, you need to eat healthier than a non-smoker to reach the same levels of nutrients, experts say. In addition to quitting smoking, there are options such as drinking green tea, eating more fruits and vegetables, and taking Vitamin C and E supplements to prevent the development of chronic degenerative diseases.