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Lung Cancer Risk Higher for Thin Smokers

by Thilaka Ravi on  March 18, 2010 at 7:21 AM Cancer News   - G J E 4
 Lung Cancer Risk Higher for Thin Smokers
Smokers who are thin are more at risk of suffering from lung cancer than people who are fat, reveals a new research.
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According to China's Xinhua news agency, researchers from the National University of Singapore surveyed 63,257 middle- aged and elderly Chinese Singaporeans from 1993 onwards, reports Star Online.

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Local English newspaper the Straits Times reported, the research examined the relationship between smokers' body mass index (BMI) measure of obesity - and their chances of lung cancer.

t found that pack-a-day smokers with a BMI of at least 28 were six times as likely to get lung cancer as equally heavy people who had never lit up.

But thinner pack-a-day smokers, who had a BMI of less than 20, were 11 times as likely to get the disease as non-smokers of a similar weight and BMI.

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men in Singapore, and the third most common in women.

Source: ANI
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