Smoking helps break down body fat?

NEW YORK Researchers say smoking increases the activity of a gene called /*AZGP1*/. Since the gene is believed to play a role in controlling weight, researchers say the gene activity could be a reason why smokers tend to weigh less than non-smokers. In addition, it may explain why smokers tend to pack on the pounds after quitting.

Researchers from Weill Medical College of /*Cornell University*/ in New York reported their findings in the journal, Chest.

Researchers say those who quit smoking tend to eat more, just as they lose the metabolism boost that nicotine provides.

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