Women can control their weight better by shunning cigarettes
Last Updated: Saturday, November 21, 2009, 00:00
  

Chicago: Attention ladies, if you want a
perfect figure, quit smoking as a new study claims that women
can control their weight better by shunning cigarettes.



Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School
of Medicine, found that women who quit smoking while receiving
treatment for weight control were better able to shed their
flab.

The finding disproves current clinical guidelines that
trying to diet and quit smoking at the same time will sabotage
efforts to ditch cigarettes.



"Women who smoke often feel caught between a rock and
hard place, because they are concerned about their health but
also concerned about their appearance," lead author Bonnie
Spring said, adding "now they don`t have to choose between the
two."

A new meta-analysis (results of several studies) shows
that women who quit smoking while receiving treatment for
weight control are more successful at quitting cigarettes.



Previously, it was assumed that a person could only
change one health risk behaviour at a time. "But these
findings show that, at least in the case of smoking and
eating, you actually get an added benefit when you try to
change a couple of behaviours at once," Spring said.



Recently published in the journal Addiction, Spring`s
paper examined the results from 2,233 smokers in 10 studies
from 1991 to 2007.



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First Published: Saturday, November 21, 2009, 00:00



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