Journal article

Relationship of cardiometabolic parameters in non-smokers, current smokers, and quitters in diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Debasish Kar, Clare Gillies, Francesco Zaccardi, David Webb, Samuel Seidu, Solomon Tesfaye, Melanie Davies, Kamlesh Khunti

Cardiovascular Diabetology | BMC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Smoking is associated with increased macrovascular and microvascular complications in people with diabetes. In addition to other concomitant vascular perturbations, it also seems to influence the cardiometabolic parameters, which may partly explain the accelerated rate of vascular complications in smokers with diabetes. While smoking cessation is advocated as a universal component of the management of diabetes, there is some anecdotal evidence that HbA1c could increase following smoking cessation. The aim of this review is to explore the relationship between smoking and its cessation on cardiometabolic parameters in diabetes. METHODS: Searches were conducted on Medline, EMBASE an..

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