Khat Chewing: A Smokeless Gun?

Mateen, Farrah J.; Cascino, Gregory D.
November 2010
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Nov2010, Vol. 85 Issue 11, p971
Academic Journal
The authors comment on a study regarding the prevalence of khat chewing, which was associated with increased risk of stroke and death. Patients from Eastern African and Yemeni origins were evaluated and counseled about khat chewing when they are living in Western countries. The authors highlight the importance of properly evaluating cardiac patients on the basis of their ethnic and geographic origins. They conclude that further studies are needed to evaluate the effects of khat.


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