Smoking increases risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Fri, 14 Dec 2007
A new study by scientists in the United States has established a link between smoking and type 2 diabetes .

The study carried out by the University of Lausanne came to its conclusion after looking at data of over 1 million patients.

Researchers found that smokers were 44 per likely to develop type 2 diabetes. This percentage increases depending on the number of cigarettes smoked on a daily basis. However researchers said it was difficult to blame smoking.

It wouldn’t be unusual for smokers to have an unhealthy lifestyle . In conclusion the study said, "...that the relevant question should no longer be whether this association exists, but rather whether this established connection is causal."
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