26May2019

Key enzymes getting damaged – courtesy smokeless tobacco

The side effects of smokeless tobacco are causing harsh effects on the human body. It is far more damaging than the harm it causes to the mouth.

According to a report, the enzymes that are present in every part of the body are getting seriously damaged due to smokeless tobacco. This factor is giving rise to the health hazards as the production of vital hormones are suffering, especially the testosterone and estrogen hormones.

In addition to that, the production of vitamin D and cholesterol is also getting affected. Not only is that, lungs, kidney and liver are also get suffered from the exposure to smokeless tobacco. The rate of oral cancer and gum diseases are also on a rise and the report points out to the smokeless tobacco adverse effects.

Therefore any claims that shout smokeless tobacco’s ability to cure aches in stomach, head or tooth are false. It is advisable to stay away from this menacing smokeless tobacco.

New  evidence that smokeless tobacco damages DNA and key enzymes

Smokeless tobacco appears to damage DNA and key enzymes in the body.

Far from having adverse effects limited to the mouth, smokeless tobacco affects the normal function of a key family of enzymes found in almost every organ in the body, according to the first report on the topic in ACS’ monthly journal Chemical Research in Toxicology. The enzymes play important roles in production of hormones, including the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone; production of cholesterol and vitamin D; and help the body breakdown prescription drugs and potentially toxic substances. Smokeless tobacco also damages genetic material in the liver, kidney and lungs.

Krishan Khanduja and colleagues note widespread recognition of smokeless tobacco’s harmful effects on the mouth, which include an increased risk of gum disease and oral cancer. The potential carcinogens

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