Monday, 21 September 2015

Smoking linked to raised diabetes risk – including passive smoking

Smoking linked to raised diabetes risk – including passive smoking "Passive smoking raises risk of type 2 diabetes," The Guardian reports. A major new analysis of previous studies found a significant association between exposure to tobacco smoke – includingsecondhand smoke – and type 2 diabetes.

People who had never smoked, but were exposed to secondhand smoke, were at a 22% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people who had never smoked, but had been exposed to secondhand smoke. NHS Choices

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