Waist circumference and weight following smoking cessation in a general population: the Inter99 study.

@article{Pisinger2007WaistCA,
  title={Waist circumference and weight following smoking cessation in a general population: the Inter99 study.},
  author={Charlotta H Pisinger and Torben Jorgensen},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={290-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Central obesity is an independent risk factor of mortality. Change in waist circumference after smoking cessation has not been previously reported in a population-based prospective study of both sexes. METHODS Population-based study, Inter99, 1999-2001 in Copenhagen, Denmark. 2408 daily smokers completed questionnaires and had their waist circumference and weight measured. Of these, 221 biochemically verified non-smokers and 1122 continuous smokers attended 1-year follow-up and had… CONTINUE READING