Early Removal Of Appendix & Tonsils May Increase The Risk Of Early Heart Attack!
A large population study conducted in Sweden and headed by Dr Imre Janszky has shown that appendectomy (removal of appendix) and tonsillectomy (removal of tonsils) performed before the age of 20 can increase the risk of premature heart attack.
Appendicitis increased the risk of early heart attack by 33% and tonsillitis increased the risk by 44%.
In this study, the national health records of all Swedish residents born between the years 1955 and 1970 were examined. Among them the records of all people who had their appendix and/or tonsils surgically removed were identified. Each person was then matched with 5 ‘control’ subjects who were chosen randomly.
These individuals’ health records were followed for a period of nearly 23.5 years to check the occurrence of heart attack (AMI, acute myocardial infarction). It was observed that 47 people who had undergone tonsillectomy and 89 individuals who had undergone appendectomy experienced AMI when compared to ‘controls.’