Navigation Links
Smoking and Obesity- A Deadly Combination

Recent research has revealed that more than 80 million American adults are smokers, obese or both and are faced with an increased risk of poor health and an early death. //

Data from a 2002 national health interview survey was used to estimate the proportion of adults in the United States who have one or both problems.

The number of Americans who fall into both categories is about 9 million people and this would include a larger percentage of them being poor with very low education.

It has been revealed that about 41.5 percent of adults in the US are obese or smoke and about 4.7 percent smoke and are obese.

According to Cherly Healton, the head of the anti-tobacco organization American Legacy Foundation in Washington, ‘Obesity and cigarette smoking are primary risk factors for several chronic conditions and early death in a large number of people in the United States.’

The results of the research were published in the British Medical Journal. It showed that 23.5 percent of adults were obese and 22.7 percent smoked. The proportions of those who were obese as well as were smokers were higher than other racial or ethnic groups.

Smoking has been proved to be a leading cause of preventable death. In addition it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke, respiratory problems as well as lung and other types of cancer.

Obesity in turn increases the odds of suffering from diabetes, depression, cardiovascular disease, some cancers and joint problems

Healton and her colleagues have proposed that clinical trials should monitor the effects of programs which were aimed at simultaneous stopping smoking and weight control to document and respond to any unintended consequences.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New hope on the Horizon for People Wishing to Quit Smoking
2. Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking
3. Smoking a greater risk than HIV? Yes say health experts!!!!
4. Kick Smoking with Nicotine Drink
5. Smoking spreads Cancer
6. Prescription Drug - Helps People Stop Smoking
7. Quit Smoking
8. Smoking can depreciate intellegence
9. Smoking Delays Pregnancy
10. Smoking Linked To Low Infant Birth Weight
11. GlaxoSmithKline To Cultivate Non-Smoking Environment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: