Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Study: Smoking Raises Type 2 Diabetes Risk Even After Quitting

A new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine released a study indicating that the risk for type 2 diabetes is still elevated even after a person quits smoking.

While cigarette smoking is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, up until now, researchers thought that the risk could be eliminated or reduced by quitting. Researchers attributed the part of the increased risk to post-cessation weight gain.

Physicians caution that an increased risk for diabetes must not be a reason to continue to smoke. The advice is to quit smoking and keep a close eye on your diet and exercise habits.

More details of the study

More information about Diabetes and Smoking

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