Associations of smoking cessation with visceral fat area and prevalence of metabolic syndrome in men: the Hitachi health study.

@article{Matsushita2011AssociationsOS,
  title={Associations of smoking cessation with visceral fat area and prevalence of metabolic syndrome in men: the Hitachi health study.},
  author={Yumi Matsushita and Tohru Nakagawa and Shuichiro Yamamoto and Yoshihiko Takahashi and Mitsuhiko Noda and Tetsuya Mizoue},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={647-51}
}
Weight gain after smoking cessation may deteriorate metabolic risk profiles, including that for metabolic syndrome. How risk profiles change according to the duration of smoking cessation and whether the visceral fat area (VFA) or the subcutaneous fat area (SFA) contributes to these changes remains uncertain. The subjects comprised 5,697 Japanese men who underwent an abdominal computed-tomography examination during a health check-up. Using never smokers as a reference group, the odds ratios of… CONTINUE READING

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