Thursday, March 24, 2011

Smoking and exercise

While part of me agrees with Rant that the social damage done by booze is way worse than that from cigarettes, smoking is still stupid.

This abstract caught my eye, noting that even at the level of mitochondria (the fascinating parts of cells responsible for energy production) smoking messes up your response to exercise.

Cigarette Smoke Inhibits Brain Mitochondrial Adaptations of Exercised Mice

4 comments:

Rant said...

Nothing redeeming about smoking but we have already demonized smoking. What demonize one product and not another that causes far more societial damage. I see leave the moralizing out. Smoke, drink or don't. Just accept responsiblity all the way around for your actions.

WeeMan said...

Theres only one answer to that...

Don't believe that a study done on mice can be related to the same on humans.

Only way to prove right or wrong is to try it for yourself!

Chris said...

Rant - I am honoured that you have dropped by

Rant said...

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