Constitution and Smoking

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Science  04 Aug 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3475, pp. 339-341
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3475.339-a


Among 167 adult male factory workers of Neapolitan parentage but of American birth or upbringing, the lean men smoked significantly more than the fat ones. Smoking was positively correlated with serum cholesterol but was not associated with morphological masculinity, blood pressure, diet, or consumption of alcohol.