Research Shows Heavy Nicotine Addicts Are Prone To Gain More Weight When They Quit Smoking
Date: 21st August 2013
Researchers from the Kyoto Medical Center in Japan have analysed the factors responsible for causing weight gain in people who stop smoking. As the research came to a close, they found that those people who are heavily addicted to nicotine are likely to gain more weight after quit smoking. The research concludes that an individual`s addiction to nicotine decides the amount of weight that he or she is likely to gain after quit smoking.
The researchers carried out the study by examining 186 patients at a quit smoking clinic. The patients had an average age of 60 and on an average; they smoked more than one pack of cigarettes on a daily basis. The researchers found that, three months after quitting smoke, the patients who were heavily dependent on nicotine, experienced maximum weight gain, which was around 2.5 pounds.
Most of the people participating in the study were using varenicline (Chantix), nicotine patch or other form of nicotine replacement. Hence, the weight gain experienced by them was less important in comparison to the weight they would have gained while quitting smoke through cold turkey.
The study and its results were published in the journal PLOS One.