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How does smoking affect metabolic syndrome X?

Smoking has been linked to increased risk for metabolic syndrome X. There is a correlation between smoking and insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is one of the main factors that contribute to metabolic syndrome X. Smoking is also known to contribute to cardiovascular disease. It is widely accepted treatment to insist that those with metabolic syndrome X quit smoking as part of their treatment for the condition.

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