Sunday April 5, 2020

Find Out why E-Cigarette Users Face Urine Bladder Cancer Risk

E-cigarette users at high bladder cancer risk, says a recent health study

0
//
bladder cancer
Researchers have discovered six substances that have a strong link to bladder cancer in the urine of people who had used electronic cigarette. Pixabay

A team of US researchers has discovered six substances that have a strong link to bladder cancer in the urine of people who had used electronic cigarettes and, sometimes, other tobacco products.

In a study published in the journal European Urology Oncology, researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and NYU Langone Health compiled the results of 22 different studies that analyzed the urine of people who used e-cigarettes or other tobacco products, including cigarettes.

The aim was to check for evidence of cancer-linked compounds or biomarkers of those compounds. They found six biomarkers or compounds with a strong link to bladder cancer. “Smoking is the No.1 modifiable behavioural risk factor for bladder cancer. There is now evolving literature showing that people who vape may have similar carcinogens in their urine as combustible cigarette users,” said Marc Bjurlin, associate professor of urology in the UNC School of Medicine.

bladder cancer
People who have decades of exposure to carcinogens from vaping may be at risk for developing malignancies, especially bladder cancer. Pixabay

To develop a better understanding of the long-term risks of vaping, including cancer, researchers investigated possible exposure to substances that can cause bladder cancer in particular since carcinogens could be processed in the body and then passed in urine. In their review, Bjurlin and his colleagues found 40 different parent compounds that can be processed in the body to produce 63 different toxic chemicals or carcinogenic metabolites, which are substances that remain after in the body after processing.

Six of those chemicals have a strong link to bladder cancer, according to researchers’ analysis of carcinogens databases of the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the Collaborative on Health and the Environment Toxicant and Disease Database. “The first and foremost side effects that we’re seeing from electronic cigarette use are lung and pulmonary related,” Bjurlin said. “We won’t see the side effects for these other kinds of carcinogenic pathways until much later down the exposure pipeline”.

They found evidence in some studies that e-cigarette users had “significantly” higher levels of several carcinogens that can be metabolized into substances linked to bladder cancer in their urine compared to people who had never used them “This finding shows us that people who vape will be exposed to a variety of different carcinogens,” Bjurlin said.

Also Read- Make Your Office Space Look Attractive To Nurture Productivity

People who have decades of exposure to these carcinogens from vaping may be at risk for developing malignancies, especially bladder cancer, the authors wrote. There were limitations to the study, including that researchers did not know the levels of all of the cancer-causing substances in the urine of users from the studies.

In addition, some studies included people who were “dual users”, or people who both smoked and vaped e-cigarettes. Further research is needed, said Bjurlin, who wants to determine the threshold of exposure to carcinogens that would lead to development of bladder cancer or other cancer types. (IANS)

Next Story

Here Are Some Health Benefits of Going Vegan

Veganism is a lifestyle that tries to bar, as far as possible and practicable, all kinds of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, or any other purpose

0
Vegan
Veganism is a lifestyle that tries to bar, as far as possible and practicable, all kinds of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, or any other purpose. Pixabay

Vegan people follow a plant-based diet and do not eat animal products including dairy, meat, eggs, honey, and gelatin. But, veganism goes beyond the diet.

Veganism is a lifestyle that tries to bar, as far as possible and practicable, all kinds of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, or any other purpose.

Nutritionist and founder of Diet Podium, Shikha Mahajan, shares these five benefits going vegan has on your health.

Reduced risk of cancer

In 2015, the Worle Health Organisation named red meat a Group 2 Carcinogen, which means it probably causes cancer in humans. WHO placed processed meat in the Group 1 category, which means it is carcinogenic to humans.

Please Follow NewsGram on Twitter To Get Latest Updates From Around The World!

Even small amounts of meat can increase the risk of cancer. A study from Oxford University study also found that eating just 3 rashers of bacon a day can increase cancer risk by 20 percent.

Reduced risk Of diabetes

More and more research is concluding that a plant-based diet can reduce the risk of developing diabetes or even reverse the disease completely.

A study, that included more than 2,000 adults, found those people who increased the number of fruit, vegetables, and nuts in their diet over the duration of 20 years reduced their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 60 percent more than those who did not.

Enhanced mood

A study done by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) shows a study on its website that looks at the eating patterns and moods of 3,486 people over a five-year period. The study showed that participants who consumed whole, plant foods reported fewer signs of depression.

Vegan
Vegan people follow a plant-based diet and do not eat animal products including dairy, meat, eggs, honey, and gelatin. But, veganism goes beyond the diet. Pixabay

A different study showed that vegetarians usually experience more positive moods than meat-eaters.

Healthy skin

A plant-based diet might boost your beauty regime by assisting your skin in staying healthy. An increasing number of studies are associating dairy to skin problems such as acne. Dairy products have growth hormones and are also sometimes infused with artificial hormones, which can disrupt the human body’s hormone system.

ALSO READ: Find Here if Water Treatment Methods Can Kill Coronavirus Or Not

Fewer cardiovascular diseases

Meat generally contains a high quantity of saturated and trans-fats which can increase blood cholesterol. Cholesterol can create fatty deposits in the blood vessels that increase the risk of stroke, peripheral artery disease, and heart disease. Plant-based foods, by nature, have no dietary cholesterol. A diet high in fat and cholesterol can also lead to high blood pressure. (IANS)