Weight Gain Risk Better than SmokingPosted on May 11, 2017
Many people who smoke especially women are fearful of gaining weight should they quit. According to recent local news story quitting smoking is more important. Researchers set out to find out if weight gain would be more detrimental for smokers who had diabetes. They used data from the ongoing Framingham Health Study project, and measured weight and heart health for those who never smoked, those who had quit smoking within the last four years, and those who quit over four years ago. They then compare that data with people who continue to smoke. Researchers found that among those who had quit smoking, regardless of the weight gain were about half as likely to have a heart attack, stroke, or die from heart attack over the six years of observation. In this report that was provided by the Journal of American Medical Association, participants who stop smoking gained about 6 to 10 pounds on average. The conclusion was that the benefit by quitting smoking even if they are overweight, even if they have diabetes, and even if they gain some weight. Patients who have gained weight in moderate amounts as a result of quitting smoking could be suitable candidates for liposuction. Dr. Kim explains that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure; however, for small amount of fat in unsightly places like the abdomen liposuction can be a viable option. Patients were considering body contouring procedures are encouraged to contact Dr. Kim and schedule a consultation.