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Smoking Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Affected

Smoking Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Affected

September 26, 2015 beninguide 0 Comments

Beware of active and passive smokers are often exposed to tobacco smoke. A recent study concluded even passive smokers are also likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared with those who never smoked.

Type 2 diabetes occurs due to decreased production of insulin in the body so that the function is not a maximum or body starts to become less sensitive to insulin. This reaction is known as insulin resistance.

This type usually affects people over the age of 40 years. But the age of patients with late getting any younger. Type 2 diabetes is also more commonly experienced by Asian ethnicity than other ethnic groups.

Increased risk of contracting type 2 diabetes by 21 percent in light smokers than those who never smoked. For medium smokers and heavy smokers, the risk is even worse, namely 34 percent and 57 percent. Passive smokers also had a higher risk than light smokers, at 22 percent.

It has long been understood that passive smokers are affected by various diseases triggered by tobacco, but the relationship between the exposure of other people’s smoke and an increased risk of developing diabetes was a new discovery.

The scientists conducted a meta-analysis of 88 studies ever carried out focusing on the relationship between smoking and the risk of type 2 diabetes, which covers nearly 6 million participants.

The results of that analysis, as proclaimed The Independent, revealed that they were identified as current smokers had a 37 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who had never smoked. Former smokers had a 14 percent higher risk, and those who inhale smoke smokers (passive smokers) have an increased risk of 22 percent.

The study also revealed that those who had stopped smoking five years ago increased the risk by 54 percent. This figure dropped to 18 percent after five years and 11 percent after more than 10 years since they last smoked.

Although there are global efforts to combat tobacco, tobacco remains the leading cause of death and the cause of the disease.

Non-smoking policy can provide protection for people who do not smoke and hopefully can lead to the cessation of smokers to smoke tobacco.


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