Navigation Links
Smokers are Prone to Weight Gain After Quitting

When smokers kick the habit, they may gain about 20 pounds, according to a new analysis — quite a bit more than the commonly cited 5 pounds// to 15 pounds.

The findings highlight the need to provide effective dietary and physical activity counseling along with smoking cessation programs, say study authors Daniel Eisenberg of the University of Michigan and Brian Quinn of the University of California, Berkeley.

The authors are quick to emphasize that this finding in no way changes the bottom line that the net health benefit of quitting is substantial. The study appears in the latest issue of Health Services Research.

The authors suggest that earlier studies overlooked key personality differences between quitters and smokers — such as general concern for health or ability to focus on long-term goals — that could influence the likelihood of gaining weight.

They reanalyzed data from the Lung Health Study, in which 5,887 American smokers were randomly assigned to either a smoking cessation program or usual care and then followed for five years. The authors of the 1998 study had estimated that quitters gained nearly 12 pounds.

Using a complex statistical method that allowed them to compare apples to apples in the two groups, Eisenberg and Quinn found that average weight gain actually topped 21 pounds. They recommend that future trials incorporate the new analytical approach when appropriate.

The authors said that the Lung Health Study excluded morbidly obese smokers and did not report racial and ethnic information. Thus the results should be applied with caution to broad population groups.

The larger-than-expected weight gain among ex-smokers is not just a cosmetic issue, said Robert Klesges at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We’re talking about a population of U.S. adults that is already overweight and obese. Incorpora ting weight control strategies is important to prevent future medical problems.

Klesges called for more studies on methods to reduce weight gain following smoking cessation, especially those that combine behavioral and pharmacological approaches. Some new drugs on the horizon may help with both smoking cessation and weight loss, he said.

(Source: Newsise)
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Smokers children likely to develop caries
2. Smokers more prone to depression
3. Female Smokers More Prone To Lung Cancer
4. Young Smokers at Increased Risk Of Developing a Heart Attack
5. Women Smokers More Prone To Lung Cancer
6. Creating A Greater Awareness Among Smokers
7. Smokers may differ in their cravings for smoking
8. Trained Counselors Counseling Pregnant Smokers To Quit May Not Work
9. Smokers Avoid Dental Care More Than Others
10. Smokers Face The Risk Of Becoming Blind In Later Life
11. New Vaccination For Smokers To Quit Smoking
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... Aimed at nurses and employees in the health care ... leaders in the nursing and health care industry. It also provides insight to the ... University. , As the nursing industry is coming out of one of the ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Despite last week’s media reports hinting at a ... to wait until March 2017 for an interest rate increase, according to Rajeev Dhawan ... Business. , “The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) dot charts are of interest to ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Cabot Corporation, Pfizer, and ... according to court documents and SEC filings. A jury has returned a ... American Optical Corporation, Case No. BC588866, Los Angeles County, California. The jury awarded ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , ... May 26, 2016 , ... Connor Sports, ... basketball as a partner for the Tamika Catchings Legacy Tour that will ... industry leader in hardwood basketball surfaces in all forms and levels of the game, ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Cardiac arrhythmia is a common complication following ... survival, reports a team of UPMC researchers in the largest study of its ... Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, provide critical information that will hopefully lead to better ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... , Deutschland und GERMANTOWN, Maryland ... Zusammenarbeit mit Therawis bedient ... bei Brustkrebs   QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: ... gab heute bekannt, eine Lizenz- und Entwicklungsvereinbarung mit ... Assays für die Onkologie eingegangen zu sein. Ein ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... May 25, 2016 As illustrated ... earlier this month, the numbers and momentum of cannabis ... climb into the billions, more research and development push ... Edition State of Legal Marijuana Markets Report  from from ... firm, much of the increase in sector is attributed ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 ... H1 2016"market research report that provides an overview ... comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by ... administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest ... also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: