• Friday, August 12, 2022

HEALTH

Smokers at risk of putting on weight

(Photo: REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji)

By: Keerthi Mohan

People who smoke are shown to consume an extra 200 calories a day as compared to those who do not smoke, a new study has revealed. Smoking is typically associated with aiding weight loss. But a study involving almost 5,300 people have shown that although it curbs appetite, smokers are known to consume more unhealthy food, thereby increasing weight gain. It should also be noted that people who smoke are generally less concerned about living a healthier lifestyle. They pay less attention to what they eat and exercise less. “Smokers had diets that were high in energy density, meaning they…

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