What ages people? Smoking and obesity

This might be old news but it’s good to remind ourselves: Eat healthy food and don’t smoke!

Smoking accelerated the ageing of key pieces of a person’s DNA by about 4.6 years. For obesity it was nine years.

These genetic codes are important for regulating cell division and have been linked to age-related diseases.

The study in the Lancet was based on 1,122 twins from a database held by St Thomas’ Hospital in London.

One Response to “What ages people? Smoking and obesity”

  1. Obesity more likely to cause heart attack than smoking study | Weight Loss,101 Says:

    […] What ages people? Smoking and obesity – Smoking accelerated the ageing of key pieces of a person’s DNA by about 4.6 years. For obesity it was nine years. These genetic codes are important for regulating cell division and have been linked to age-related diseases. … […]


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