Don't be Afraid of Weight Gain After Quitting Smoking, This is the Explanation
Japanese researchers found people who quit smoking do not face an increased risk of death when their weight after quitting smoking increased.
Researchers found that those who gained more than 2 pounds after quitting smoking still have a 26 percent lower risk of death compared with smokers.
"Smokers who quit smoking have a risk of death that is much lower compared with smokers without changes in body weight," said Dr. Hisako Tsuji, from the Department of Health Promotion in Moriguchi City, Japan, and lead author of this study, as reported by the Daily Mail website, November 19 2014.
Scientists believe that nicotine can speed up your metabolism to burn calories at an average speed. The average weight gain after quitting smoking is 13 pounds, according to US study published in May. When a stop smoking, appetite, and their appetites improved and tempt them to eat.
As the material of the current study, researchers compared the deaths of 1,305 Japanese adults who quit smoking with 2,803 deaths Japanese smokers. Participants in both groups was 65 percent of men with an average age of 54 years. Their findings are based on a check-up on and follow-up in the epidemic of 1997 to 2013 at the Health Examination Center Moriguchi City, Osaka, Japan.
They divide those who have quit smoking into three groups. 362 people who do not gain weight after quitting, which rises 458 weight not more than 2 kg, and 485 which rose more than 2 kilogarm.
Compared with the death of smokers, smokers who quit and not gain weight have a 34 percent lower risk of dying, while the rise of less than 2 pounds had a 49 percent lower risk of death, and the rise of more than 2 pounds have a 26 percent risk lower mortality.
The study adjusted for age, sex, hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia or disease characterized by high levels of fat in the blood. The research was presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014.