Smoking cessation prolongs life despite weight gain

Patients with diabetes who quit cigarettes will reap the benefits: study

Patients with type 2 diabetes who gain weight after quitting smoking still have a lower risk of premature death than those who maintain their weight but continue smoking, a study suggests.

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The findings, published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, should reassure those with diabetes about the overall health benefits of smoking cessation, the Harvard University-led researchers say.

However, the cardiovascular benefits associated with quitting were only present in those who managed to keep off the extra kilos.

The team analysed data