Studies in the distribution of body fat. III. Effects of cigarette smoking.

@article{Shimokata1989StudiesIT,
  title={Studies in the distribution of body fat. III. Effects of cigarette smoking.},
  author={Hiroshi Shimokata and Denis C. Muller and Reubin Andres},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1989},
  volume={261 8},
  pages={1169-73}
}
Cross-sectional associations between smoking habits, body mass index, and waist-hip ratio (WHR) were examined in 1122 men aged 19 to 102 years. Weight and body mass index were significantly lower in cigarette smokers than in nonsmokers when age was taken into account. The WHR in smokers was significantly higher than in nonsmokers. A graded dose-response relationship was found between the number of cigarettes smoked and the WHR. Longitudinal associations between changes in smoking habits and… CONTINUE READING

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