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Old September 7th, 2010, 11:01 PM   #1
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Default Smoking and Risk for Diabetes Incidence and Mortality in Korean Men and Women

AbstractObjective:Mounting evidence suggests that smoking is a cause of type 2 diabetes. We explored the association of cigarette smoking with diabetes incidence and mortality in a large cohort of Koreans.
Research Design and Methods:A 14-year prospective cohort study was carried out on 1,236,443 Korean men and women, age 30-95 at baseline, who underwent standardized biennial medical examinations provided by the National Health Insurance Corporation (NHIC). Incident diabetes was identified based on outpatient visits, hospitalization, or prescription medication treatment for diabetes, as captured in the NHIC database. Diabetes mortality was obtained through the national statistical office. Cox proportional hazards models were used to investigate associations of smoking with indicators of diabetes and diabetes mortality.
Smoking was significantly associated with increased risk for diabetic outpatient treatment, hospitalization, and mortality among both men and women, and the risk among current smokers increased modestly with the number of cigarettes smoked daily (p-trend
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Old September 8th, 2010, 12:54 AM   #2
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I also agree with that smoking is very harmful for our body and it increase the risk of lots of problem in our body, and also it increased risk for diabetic outpatient treatment, hospitalization, and mortality among both men and women.
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