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Associations of smoking and smoking cessation with CT-measured visceral obesity in 4,656 Korean men.
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PMID:  22728048     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: Although obesity is shown to be less common among current smokers than nonsmokers, the association between visceral obesity and smoking remains uncertain. METHODS: For this cross-sectional analysis, we recruited 4,656 Korean men of 19 to 79years who received a regular checkup at a health examination center between 2008 and 2010. Computed tomography was performed to measure the area of visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue (VAT and SAT). We compared the mean VAT by multiple regression analysis across smoking status after adjusting for confounders. RESULTS: Both current and former smokers had more mean VAT than never smokers. Current smokers who consumed more than 20 cigarettes per day had 11% higher mean VAT than never smokers (p<0.01). Longer smoking duration, higher daily cigarette consumption before quitting, and shorter abstinence duration among ex-smokers were associated with increasing mean VAT (all p for trend<0.01). The mean VAT in former smokers was highest within 2years of abstinence. There was no significant difference of mean VAT between ex-smokers with>20years of abstinence duration and never smokers. CONCLUSION: Both current and former smoking is associated with increased VAT. The risk of visceral obesity is proportional to the degree of exposure to cigarette smoking.
Kiheon Lee; Cheol Min Lee; Hyuk Tae Kwon; Seung-Won Oh; Hochun Choi; Jin Ho Park; Belong Cho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Preventive medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1096-0260     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0322116     Medline TA:  Prev Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Family Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
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