Although on a first view in doesn’t seem to be connected, smoking affects the fat particles in our bloodstream. The side effects of this unhealthy habit go beyond affecting lungs, smokers often accusing cold extremities, fatigue and lack of focus.
Without using a caloric restriction, the subjects in the above mentioned study gained, on average, 4.5 kilos in one year. The positive effect was the raise of the HDL – the good cholesterol – with 2.4 mg/dL among the people that gave up smoking. Quitting did not affect in any way, good or bad, the LDL particle.
AHA’s spokesman declared that, if the subjects were to gain no weight at all, the HDL fraction would have improved even more, while the LDL fraction would have gone down.
Regardless of the method the participants chose to quit smoking, the results were not affected. Thus, either you chose to rely on your will or get help such as nicotine chewing gum or patches, the effects of smoking cessation on your organism will be numerous. Just don’t forget to keep a healthy ketogenic way of life, controlling the quantity of food you are ingesting. After all, you know that replacing a habit with another one is not healthy, don’t you?