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Smoking and overweight

Many women want to quit, but they believe that smoking helps them gain weight.
Scientists at University College London as a result of six years of observation found that it is not.

Scientists have not found between smokers and those who do not smoke, differences in body mass index.

According to studies,

only middle-aged participants in the experiment, with a very long experience of smoking, do have less weight, and lung injury, increased risk of stroke and cancer.

In addition, smokers differently distributed fat in the body, due to which the figure is deformed.Smoke
effect on the endocrine system, resulting in excessive fat largely deposited at the waist and upper torso, rather than on the thighs.The figure resembles a "apple", increases aspect ratio waist-to-hip .

Large-scale studies, which involved 12,000 women aged 40 to 73 years, led to the conclusion that the ratio of waist to hip size increases with the number of cigarettes smoked per day.

If the ratio of waist to hip size greater tha

n 0.85, the woman enters the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

Another good news for those who are going to quit.
Experts of the Italian Institute for Tobacco Control conducted an experiment in which the beginning of the women had to say goodbye to the bad habit, and then be tested regularly.The result amazed scientists:

for 9 months of the skin younger participants, on average 13 years, and they have lost a few extra kilos .

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