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Does smoking lead to Diabetes ?

Does smoking affect Sugar and chlestrol level?
Asked On : Wed, 6 Apr 2011
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Dietitian & Nutritionist 's  Response

oh yes ! definitely! researches support the view that Smoking increases LDL - bad cholesterol.

This increases chances of arteries getting blocked which in turn results in paralysis/heart diseases/stroke.

As far sugar is concern, no direct effect is seen but indirectly increases risk factors which makes diabetes worst.
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smoking is known to affect certain hormones in body and can elevate blood glucose level

smoking Increases bad cholesterol or LDL-bad cholesterol can build up on the walls of the arteries. This buildup of cholesterol which is known as plaque, is the main culprit of heart disease.
and Decreases good cholesterol or HDL-which carries cholestrerol away from arteries to liver..

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