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Nicotine raises blood-sugar levels.

Researchers have discovered that nicotine raises blood-sugar levels, and the more nicotine present, the higher the blood-sugar levels, according to a March 27, 2011, U.S. News & World Reportage. Researchers from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona added equal amounts of glucose to samples of human red blood cells and also added varying levels of nicotine to each sample for either one day or two days. They then tested the HbA1C levels of the samples. The research, reported at the 241st national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Anaheim, CA, March 27-31, 2011, reveals that nicotine raised HbA1C. The smallest dose increased HbA1C levels by 8.8%. The highest dose--after two days of nicotine treatment--increased blood-sugar levels by 34.5%.
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Title Annotation:New studies
Publication:Medical Laboratory Observer
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2011
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