Smoking Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

Smoking appears to raise the risk for type 2 diabetes.

The aims of this study were to investigate the association between smoking and incident type 2 diabetes, accounting for a large number of potential confounding factors.

The researchers assessed type 2 diabetes incidence in both current and former smokers. Results revealed a higher incidence of type 2 diabetes in people who had ever smoked as compared with those who had not, independent of other factors.

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