Secondhand Smoke Shown to Increase Diabetes Risk

A study shows that secondhand smoke contributes to an increased risk of diabetes:

"A government study found Wednesday that people who are exposed to secondhand smoke have a higher risk of developing diabetes.

The people surveyed were among 10,038 residents in Gyeonggi Province who have been participating in the government’s “Korean Health and Genome Study” since 2001.

Of the 4,244 non-smokers monitored by the Korea Centers for Disease Control, secondhand smokers had a 1.41 times greater prevalence of type 2 diabetes, which results from insulin resistance, than people who were not exposed to environmental tobacco smoke."

Read More: http://www.koreaherald.com/lifestyle/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20101216000769

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