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Study challenges idea that lower BMI shields smokers from fat-associated health risks

Study challenges idea that lower BMI shields smokers from fat-associated health risks

Some smokers might rationalize continuing to smoke because of lower body weight often associated with the habit. However, Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have determined that even with a lower body mass index (BMI), smokers have a higher risk of depositing fat in and around organs and tissues compared to those who never smoked.

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