“Heavier but Healthier”, Smoking Cessation vs Weight Gain/T2DM: NEJM

Heavier but healthier is an editorial covering two original research articles in the same edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, August 16, 2018. It covers the fact that smoking creates at least 2 times (twice) the risk as weight gain. The risk of heart attack, death, heart failure and stroke decrease drastically after quitting, despite weight gain.
In related news, it is clear that even people with diabetes (T2DM) have no increased risk of death or CVD if they control their risk factors (A1c, blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking and albuminuria).

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