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Diyar Adel LATEEF, Nesreen Ahmed NASSER, Wasan T. AL-RUBAYEE, Rayah Sulaiman BABAN, Raghad A. HASHIM

EFFECTS OF SMOKING ON PROTEINS LEVEL IN SERA OF IRAQI CIGARETTE SMOKERS

Smoking is a chronic and progressive disease that is also communicable, causing harm to every organ of the body. Material and method This study compared (17) narghile smokers to (18) non-smokers. After measuring total serum protein, albumin, globulins, and albumin/globulin ratio, SPSS was used to assess statistical differences between the two groups. All biochemical parameters were evaluated spectrophotometrically. The results obtained show that total serum protein was significantly decreased in smokers (5.833±0.255) compared to the non-smokers (6.139±0.535). Insignificant decrease in albumin (3.824±0.354) concentration in smokers group compare to the non-smokers group (4.061±0.485), while no significant difference was noted in both groups (smokers and non-smokers) in globulins concentration (2.009±0.226 and 2.078±0.281, respectively). No significant differences between smokers and non-smokers group for A/G ratio, (1.941±0.379 and 1.994±0.420, respectively) were observed. Conclusion The current study showed that cigarette smoking lowers blood protein levels, therefore extended smoking may pose greater dangers.

Keywords: Effects of Smoking, Proteins Level, Narghile Smokers.

http://dx.doi.org/10.47832/2717-8234.18.18


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