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Diabetes

23 September 2010

Smokers show elevated diabetes risk

Adding to the list of potential health consequences of smoking, a large study finds that smokers may have a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Adding to the list of potential health consequences of smoking, a large study finds that smokers may have a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Among men, the odds of being diagnosed with diabetes generally increased in tandem with the intensity of their smoking. Compared with their counterparts who had never smoked, men who lit up at least 20 times a day were 55% more likely to have outpatient visits for diabetes in their medical records by the end of the study period.

 

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