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
'"/>




Page: 1 2

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:
TAG: Smokers are Prone Weight Gain After Quitting

(Date:12/19/2014)... THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The tragic death ... the risk carried by the pet rodents, according to a ... "Rat-bite fever is a rare but potentially fatal illness ... joint pain, and when a history of rodent exposure is ... the CDC,s Epidemic Intelligence Service. The case outlined in ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, ... slightly reduce your risk of developing a form of ... Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) appear to reduce the risk ... researchers concluded after reviewing nine prior studies. Squamous cell ... These painkillers "have potential as part of ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... analogue eye drops -- a common form of glaucoma ... in patients with the eye disease, a new study ... the Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology ... newly diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma -- the most common ... causes of blindness. About 45 million people worldwide ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... December 17, 2014 While countless companies tempt ... not realize the potential dangers of their purchase. Not only ... from a qualified doctor, but patients who buy hCG online ... that there is actually no real hCG present. Illegal internet ... there are no safety standards and may contain unknown fillers ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Marlborough, Mass. (PRWEB) December 17, 2014 ... College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM), which welcomed its ... Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to seamlessly support bring ... learning – and teaching – experience. The solution, ... Citrix NetScaler , Dell server and storage ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scratch From Pet Rat Kills Child; CDC Warns of Risk 2Health News:Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds 2Health News:Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds 3Health News:Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug 2Health News:Diet Doc Reveals the Real Dangers for Those who Buy hCG Online 2Health News:Diet Doc Reveals the Real Dangers for Those who Buy hCG Online 3Health News:Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine Deploys Desktop Virtualization Solution from Citrix, Dell and Unidesk 2Health News:Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine Deploys Desktop Virtualization Solution from Citrix, Dell and Unidesk 3
... -- In findings that may lead to clinical trials of ... Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and their colleagues have identified ... drug can reverse kidney damage in mouse models of diabetes, ... The study builds on a discovery that, in mice, ...
... By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, ... hormone replacement therapy to stave off hot flashes, night sweats ... for developing breast cancer down the road, a news study ... dramatically after a large government-run trial, the U.S. Women,s Health ...
... (Boston) A new study conducted by Boston University School ... students in Yemen believe that chewing the plant khat is ... patients to quit. The study, which is published online ... BUSM class of 2013 students Paul Yi, John Kim and ...
... near manufacturing industries, a breath of air may ... location, finds a recent study involving a Kansas ... of geology at Kansas State University, along with ... School of Public Health and Department of Environmental ...
... benefit from internet-based therapy just as much as patients ... the findings of a German-Swedish study in which patients ... of therapy over a ten-week period. The outcome of ... significantly better than that of a control group that ...
... Reporter , TUESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- New research ... longevity in humans by showing that genetically modified mice live ... a few differences between mice and humans, especially in regard ... genetic tweak, so there,s no way to know if the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study targets key molecule to reverse kidney damage in mice 2Health News:Study targets key molecule to reverse kidney damage in mice 3Health News:Estrogen-Only Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk 2Health News:Estrogen-Only Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk 3Health News:Estrogen-Only Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk 4Health News:BUSM student-published study focuses on khat chewing in Yemeni culture 2Health News:Manganese concentrations higher in residential neighborhoods than industrial sites, varies by region 2Health News:Manganese concentrations higher in residential neighborhoods than industrial sites, varies by region 3Health News:Internet-based therapy relieves persistent tinnitus 2Health News:Genetic Tweak Helps Mice Avoid Cancer, Obesity: Study 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014 Baptist Health Lexington is the first facility ... full Atrial Fibrillation with Electrophysiology Services (EPS) Accreditation status from ... fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and has become ... lead to stroke and possible death. More than 5 million ... atrial fibrillation and the numbers are rapidly increasing as the ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... DIEGO , Dec. 17, 2014 Royal ... Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC ), a global leader ... announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. ... to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of ... purchase price of USD 1 billion (approx. EUR 800 million), ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 With advancements in neurological and ... is seeing new growth, according to Kalorama Information. ... for the majority of market volume, newer 3T ... which are creating opportunities for more sophisticated applications. The ... at a rate of 4%, with world market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Baptist Health Lexington First in the Nation to Receive Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation 2Baptist Health Lexington First in the Nation to Receive Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation 3Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 2Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 3Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 4Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 5Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 6Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 7Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 8Kalorama: 3T Advancements Bringing New Growth to the MRI Market 2Kalorama: 3T Advancements Bringing New Growth to the MRI Market 3
... Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR ) ... Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Cynthia Schwalm ... M.D., as Senior Vice President of Pharmacovigilance. These newly ... the Company prepares for the potential launch of its ...
... Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO ; TASE) today announced ... Perrigo,s Chairman and CEO Joseph C. Papa commented, "We ... performance. The main contributors to this strong performance were $44 ... Rx and API segments and another solid quarter in Nutritionals. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Optimer Pharmaceuticals Expands Senior Management Team 2Optimer Pharmaceuticals Expands Senior Management Team 3Optimer Pharmaceuticals Expands Senior Management Team 4Optimer Pharmaceuticals Expands Senior Management Team 5Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 2Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 3Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 4Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 5Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 6Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 7Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 8Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 9Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 10Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 11Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 12Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 13Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 14Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 15Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 16Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 17Perrigo Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings and Raises Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance 18
... what you want and Tomey delivers. The ... oz.) and is the best equipment to ... Measurement System will allow measurements without looking ... provides easy-toread information. Thermal built-in printer and ...
World's first commercially available vacuum assisted biopsy device for MRI....
... Now you can perform stereotactic, ultrasound and ... convenience of your office. Use the patented, ... easier and more clinically advanced method of ... best for the women who trust YOU.,12 ...
... you can perform stereotactic, ultrasound and MRI-guided ... of your office. Use the patented, FDA-cleared ... and more clinically advanced method of breast ... for the women who trust YOU.,9 Gauge ...
Medicine Products: