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

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



Source: Medindia
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