The “facts of life” study, which looked at the links between smoking, obesity, heart disease, and cancer, is back with a new study that shows that the best way to beat cancer is to smoke less.
The researchers, from the University of California-San Francisco, analyzed the data from more than 13,000 people, including 1,800 women, who were randomly assigned to a smoking-reduction program, or a control group, or to an exercise-based program.
The study, published in the journal Circulation, looked at all causes of death from 2003-2009.
They also looked at how long the people in the two groups smoked, their body mass index, their risk of diabetes, and their other lifestyle factors.
While smoking did not appear to have any impact on cancer deaths, the researchers found that people who were given a smoking reduction program had an 18% lower risk of death than those in the control group.
That means smokers who were offered a smoking cessation program were 18% less likely to die from cancer, compared to those in a control arm.
The most recent version of the study looked at a longer period of time, with the researchers also looking at a combination of BMI, waist-to-hip ratio, smoking status, and physical activity.
The study found that a smoking plan reduced the risk of dying from all causes by 17%.
There are some caveats to the results.
The researchers found the group who received a smoking quit plan had an 8% lower mortality rate than those who got a control.
But, the group that got a smoking and exercise program also had an 11% lower death rate.
That means the two combined groups didn’t account for the differences in risk, but they did not account for it as well as a combination or control group would.
What the research does suggest is that, although it’s possible to reduce your risk of cancer by quitting, it’s not always possible.
In fact, the best approach for those looking to cut their cancer risk is to get a smoking or exercise plan, said lead author Sarah G. Cote, Ph.
D., of the University at Buffalo.
The other key takeaway is that the researchers say it’s important to get help early.
People in the smoking-control group were more likely to be found by a physician, which is why the researchers recommend the group get help immediately if they have a chronic health problem like heart disease or diabetes.
And the researchers stress that it’s also important to remember that while smoking cessation programs can help, they may not be the best choice for everyone.
“The key is to be aware of the risks associated with quitting smoking, which include lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cancers of the mouth, esophagus, kidney, stomach, liver, and other organs,” Cote said.
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