Changes in weight and waist circumference over 9 years in a Scottish population

  title={Changes in weight and waist circumference over 9 years in a Scottish population},
  author={Mehrangiz Ebrahimi-Mameghani and Joshua A Scott and Geoff J Der and M. Jotz Lean and Colleen M. Burns},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
Objective:To document patterns of measured weight and waist circumference (WC) change and the increase in overweight and obesity over a 9-year period.Subjects/Methods:A total of 1044 subjects from two age-defined cohorts aged 39 and 59 in 1991. Height, weight and WC were measured in 1991, 1995 and 2000 and body mass index (BMI) was calculated. Pattern of weight and WC change was studied over approximately 9 years.Results:The prevalence of overweight and obesity increased markedly and the… CONTINUE READING
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