It has long been a popular myth that smoking can help you lose or maintain weight. A new study from researchers at the University of Navarra suggests that smokers are actually more susceptible to weight gain than non-smokers. The four years study found that people who had never smoked actually put on the least amount of weight.
A new study suggests that, contrary to popular myth, smoking won't help you lose weight.
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The study involved more than 7,500 participants and carefully considered factors such as age, body mass index, sex and lifestyle factors such as physical activity levels and eating habits. Researchers found that weight gain among people who stopped smoking during the course of the study was higher with the more cigarettes they smoked at the beginning of the study. Surprisingly, contrary to the popular myth, the individuals who continued to smoke gained even more weight over the four year period than the non-smokers. black-rose-bielefeld.de's Guide to Biology, Regina Bailey, reports further on this study: Smoking and Weight Gain
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