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Weight gain after quitting smoking with diabetes tied to CVD risk

Adults with type 2 diabetes who recently quit smoking and did not gain weight had a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, compared with those who gained weight after quitting, according to a study in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. The findings, based on data from 173,229 adults with type 2 diabetes who participated in two major studies in the US, also showed that gaining or maintaining weight after quitting smoking did not affect all-cause and cause-specific mortality.

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