Another reason to quit smoking

(ABCNews) — Smoking – the studies on this habit just keep adding up.  And with each one we’re reminded it is clearly bad for your health.

But this week, a study pointing to a new reason to quit. Doctors now saying that smokers are more likely to develop diabetes.

An international team of researchers combed through a total of 88 past studies, finding that smoking is linked to a 37% higher risk of developing diabetes.

Heavy smokers fared much worse than their non-smoking counterparts with those smoking the most seeing a 57% increased risk.

Researchers also finding that the added diabetes risk extended to family members of smokers as well, showing that secondhand smoke too, seemed to have an effect.

There is good news for quitters. Researchers said those able to kick the habit for good, eventually brought their risk of diabetes back down to levels, nearly the same as those of non-smokers.

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