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James Benjamin Meigs, MD

  • Phone: 617-724-2700
Departments
Primary Care
Department of Medicine
Clinical Interests
Internal Medicine
Primary Care Medicine
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
No

Weight gain after quitting smoking does not negate health benefits

A recent MGH study analysis may have answered a question that has troubled individuals considering stopping smoking: do the health effects of any weight gained after quitting outweigh the known cardiovascular benefits of smoking cessation?

Weight gain after quitting smoking does not negate health benefits

An analysis of data from the Framingham Offspring Study confirms that the health benefits of quitting smoking far exceed any negative effects of weight gained after smoking cessation

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