Passive smoking increases risk of diabetes: study

Sat, 08 Apr 2006 01:14 AM EST

... Being exposed to secondhand smoke can up your risk of developing diabetes, a study, by researchers from Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Alabama, has said. We identified passive tobacco exposure in people who have never smoked as a new risk factor for glucose intolerance, said Thomas Houston, the lead author of the study published in the British Medical Journal. This is the first time the relationship between tobacco and diabetes has been established. ...