Association between metabolic effects and tobacco use in 60-year-old Swedish men
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There is a controversy whether use of smokeless tobacco is associated with an increased risk of diabetes. A population-based cross-sectional study was undertaken of 1,859 men, aged 60 years, in Stockholm County. No significant association was found between risk of diabetes and any use of tobacco, even if an association between snuff and risk of diabetes could not be excluded.
KeywordsDiabetes Metabolic syndrome Smokeless tobacco Smoking Sweden
The study was supported by grants from the Stockholm County Council, the Swedish Heart and Lung Foundation, the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, the Swedish Research Council (Longitudinal Research), AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Unilever.