Smoking Cigarette is a risk factor for type 2 Diabetes but the new research from Johns Hopkins claims that actually quitting smoking may even raise diabetes risk in the short term.
Typically researches suggests that increasing risk of diabetes is related to those of extra pounds people, and adding some fuel to it while lightening cigerattes. Caution that not used and excuse to keep smoking, which is also a risk factor for lung disease, heart disease strokes and many types of cancer.
“The message is: Don’t even start to smoke,” says study leader Hsin-Chieh “Jessica” Yeh, Ph.D., an assistant professor of general internal medicine and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
“If you smoke, give it up. That’s the right thing to do. But people have to also watch their weight,” she adds.
In the study, published in the January 5 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers found that people who quit smoking have a 70 percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the first six years without cigarettes as compared to people who never smoked.
The risks were highest in the first three years after quitting and returned to normal after 10 years. Among those who continued smoking over that period, the risk was lower, but the chance of developing diabetes was still 30 percent higher compared with those who never smoked.
Type 2 diabetes is a common disease that interferes with the body’s ability to properly use sugar, and to regulate and properly use insulin, a substance produced by the pancreas which normally lowers blood sugar during and after eating. In type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes, the pancreas makes plenty of insulin to help the body when food is eaten, but the body cannot use it normally. The result is excess levels of blood sugar, which over time, can lead to blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage and heart disease. Overweight people and those with a family history of the disease have an increased risk for developing it, as do smokers, though the causal relationship is unclear.
According to the study, those who smoked the most and those who gained the most weight had the highest likelihood for developing diabetes after they quit. On average, over the first three years of the study, quitters gained about 8.4 pounds and saw their waist circumferences grow by approximately 1.25 inches.
So, where you stand, its better to stand in non-smokers rather than smokers. Even better not to think about smoking. Be healthy!
Lung Cancer Kills 160 000 People in the US Each Year Alone
Lung cancer kills more people than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined, reports the Centers for Disease Control, making it the deadliest cancer of them all. Nearly 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed each year. Of those, 160,000 die.
Why is it the deadliest? Lungs are made to withstand a lot of stress, so by the time symptoms of the malignancy become noticeable, the disease is already in the advanced stages. With the rising incidence in women and survival rates scarcely improving, the outlook for the newly diagnosed is grim.
Cigarette smoking is still by far the biggest contributor to lung cancer, although some 30,000 Americans who have never smoked still develop the malignancy. Radon gas, a byproduct of decaying uranium present in the earth’s soil is the second leading cause. Second-hand smoke, asbestos, air pollution and other carcinogen exposures are also contributors.
Although lung cancer appears to happen overnight it in fact, develops very slowly, sometimes over a period of years. As the cancer forms, it releases chemicals that cause new blood vessels to form which feeds the tumor, allowing it to increase in size and strength.
Symptoms include increased cough, wheezing, hoarseness, coughing up blood, (even a little,) and unexplained weight loss. Mayo Clinic advises people to report to their doctor any sign or symptom that is worrisome.
The first step in diagnosis is a chest x-ray. If the chest x-ray is negative and there is still suspicion, such as a smoker who suddenly develops a raspy voice, a CT is ordered for a more detailed cross-sectioned image of the lungs.
Traditional treatment includes surgery, radiation or chemotherapy or a combination of any of the three. New medications are Tarceva, an oral medication that inhibits tumor cell growth and Avastin, an IV medication that blocks the vessels that feed the tumor. Occasionally, a lung transplant is performed as a last resort and only in cases that meet strict criteria.
As always, a healthy diet and adequate exercise is beneficial in reducing the risk of lung cancer. According to a European study found that eating a mix of vegetables and fruit decreased the risk of developing the disease in current smokers and the American Association for Cancer Research found that physical activity also lowered the risk. Still, the best prevention for lung cancer is still to quit smoking and to avoid exposure to known carcinogens.
5 International Food Brands Making Pakistanis Sick
Now how culture and eating habits change in just a decade. This is one of the analysis :
Mc Donald’s holds to be the leader in making people sick not just in Pakistan but have already done enough destruction in USA, UK and other countries. Mc Donald’s owns the responsibility of making people fatty, bulky and major diabetic.
Why Mc Donald’s ? Mc Donald’s is the initiator in producing a surge of Fast Food , and that wave took human beings towards life time diseases. Ultimately , makes people unfit , unhealthy, fatty and diabetic.
Pizza Hut is next the major issue , without any doubt people are unable to afford Pizza Hut pizza from the prospect of common man in Pakistan. However, Pizza Hut is responsible for openings of large number of Pizza parlors and restaurants in Pakistan. Pizza is severally unhealthy and dangerous for Heart patients also increase high risk of Cholesterol , Uric Acid and Diabetes.
Another additional thing for making people fatty , unfit and unhealthy.
KFC is also one of the stake holders in making people sick as Mc Donald’s. They introduced Fried Chicken as an addition. They mean Business not health of their customers. KFC impacts revolutionary on Pakistan food culture that it generates indirectly AFC , HFC , LFC and many more Fried Chicken Houses .
Pizza is unhealthy by whatever name it is to be called , yes indeed Domino’s came late in Pakistan. Domino’s is not responsible for growing Pizza Takeaways but Domino’s responsible for making people sick in respect of Value attach to it. Too expensive meal and of course unhealthy. Expensiveness makes people mentally sick for not meeting up to the needs of common person.
Now this is one way of food , which is not dangerous for health or unhealthy food. But , which is unrealistic food in Pakistan. Majority of Pakistan feels why I should by a salad pie of just around 200 Rupees ($2.5). Subway responsible for not satisfying people and disturbing hopes.
US Health Ad Pointed Out ” MC DONALD’s ” a Culprit [VIDEO]
Us health Ad target Mc Donald’s , for its factory system and ignoring everything just for the business. On the other side Guardian posted something on it :
“Unhappy meals: American doctors’ TV ad features a corpse holding a hamburger and the line ‘I was lovin’ it’. McDonald’s, which has thrived in the recession, isn’t laughing”
Now we must draw few lines before we begin to step up into practical lives, whether Healthy life is important for us or recession. Mc Donald’s who is the basic cause of FAT , Diabetes and other heart diseases not in just USA but in other major countries . Big Question just arises why Mc Donald’s ? Why not others? Because Mc Donald’s was the initiator of this system , they produced a factory system rather than Fresh food system.
Today , a person is seems to be like chicken in case of recession. I want to ask you , than why you are earning ? to whom you want to grow up? if healthy life is less important than recession.
A hard-hitting US television commercial bankrolled by a Washington-based medical group has infuriated McDonald’s by taking an unusually direct shot at the world’s biggest fast-food chain this week, using a scene filmed in a mortuary followed by a shot of the brand’s golden arches logo and a strapline declaring: “I was lovin’ it.”
The line is a provocative twist on McDonald’s long-standing advertisingslogan, “I’m lovin’ it” and a voiceover intones: “High cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attacks. Tonight, make it vegetarian.”
MC DONALD’S Spokesman:
“This commercial is outrageous, misleading and unfair to all consumers. McDonald’s trusts our customers to put such outlandish propaganda in perspective, and to make food and lifestyle choices that are right for them.”
You Should have to decide what type of life style you want? Do you want to be a burger or FREE as SALAD?
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