Risk of Diabetes and Obesity from Secondhand Smoke

by Savitha C Muppala on  June 28, 2012 at 5:56 PM Diabetes News
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Second hand smoke is bad enough and now there is one more reason to avoid it.

A new study has revealed that adults exposed to secondhand smoke portray higher rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes compared to non-smokers without environmental exposure to tobacco smoke.
 Risk of Diabetes and Obesity from Secondhand Smoke
Risk of Diabetes and Obesity from Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand smokers showed higher insulin resistance compared to non-smokers, which can result in Type 2 diabetes.

Secondhand smokers also portrayed a higher body mass index (BMI) than non-smokers.



Source: Medindia

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