A prospective evaluation of the relationships between smoking dosage and body mass index in an adolescent, biracial cohort.

@article{Cooper2003APE,
  title={A prospective evaluation of the relationships between smoking dosage and body mass index in an adolescent, biracial cohort.},
  author={Theodore V. Cooper and Robert C. Klesges and Leslie A. Robinson and Susan M Zbikowski},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={501-12}
}
Although there is clearly an inverse relationship between smoking and body weight, recent studies suggest that weight attenuation via smoking is slow and may take decades to accrue. This investigation prospectively evaluated the relationships between smoking dosage (or lack thereof) and relative weight change in 1697 adolescents followed over 4 years. A 4 (smoking groups: 0, 1, 2, or 3 or more years of smoking exposure)x2 (ethnicity: Caucasian or African American)x2 (gender: male or female… CONTINUE READING

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