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We Quit Smoking and All We Got Was this Lousy Diabetes

According to an Annals of Internal Medicine report, quitting smoking can increase the risk of an onset of type 2 diabetes. The conclusion was...


According to an Annals of Internal Medicine report, quitting smoking can increase the risk of an onset of type 2 diabetes. The conclusion was drawn after a study involving 10,892 middle-aged adults over the course of a decade. For smokers who quit, the risk of diabetes onset was highest in the first few years after quitting (gradually reducing to the level of non-smokers over time). If you're a reader who quit smoking on, say, last Saturday morning, this story might compel you to stroll into Wallgreens for a pack of Camels. However, doctors recommend that simply exercising more often can prevent the onset (which often accompanies post-smoking-cessation weight gain). So, like, go for a run or something instead.Via New Scientist.Image (cc) via Flickr user figetrainbowtree.