Post-smoking weight gain not a CV risk

A US prospective cohort study using data from more than 3000 participants in the Framingham Offspring Study showed those who stopped smoking in the previous four years gained 2.7kg if they did not have diabetes and 3.6kg if they did have diabetes.

Among those without diabetes, recent quitters had a 51% lower risk of CV disease and long-term quitters a 54% lower risk, after adjusting for CV risk factors and weight change.

Similar reductions in CV risk were observed in recent and long-term quitters with diabetes, although they did not reach statistical