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Menopause: Smokers Have More Hot Flashes 

Genes Can Play an Additional Role, Too, Study Finds
Jump to full article: WebMD, 2012-05-03
Author: Salynn Boyles


As expected, smokers in the study reported more hot flashes than women who did not smoke.

But smokers who also carried specific gene variations linked to estrogen metabolism and susceptibility to environmental toxins had the most hot flashes of all, says researcher and ob-gyn Samantha Butts, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

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