Associations between body mass index and substance use disorders differ by gender: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.

@article{Barry2009AssociationsBB,
  title={Associations between body mass index and substance use disorders differ by gender: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.},
  author={Danielle Barry and Nancy Petry},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={
          51-60
        }
}
Alcohol, illicit drugs, and nicotine can affect appetite and body weight, but few epidemiologic studies have examined relationships between body mass index (BMI) and substance use disorders. This study used logistic regression to examine effects of BMI and gender on risk for DSM-IV substance use disorders in a sample of 40 364 adults. Overweight and obesity were associated with increased risk for lifetime alcohol abuse and dependence in men but not women. Overweight and obesity were associated… CONTINUE READING

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