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Nutrition May Be a Drag

Smokers don't always eat right

(HealthDayNews) -- OK, as if you needed another reason not to smoke, how about this one -- people who smoke are likely to have bad nutritional habits.

The Departement d'atherosclerose, Institut Pasteur de Lille, France, studied the eating habits of 35,870 smokers and 47,250 nonsmokers.

As reported in the Journal of Nutrition, smokers had a higher intake of fat, saturated fat and cholesterol than nonsmokers. Smokers also ate less polyunsaturated fats, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E and beta carotene. Protein and carbohydrate intakes were the same in both groups.

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