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Am J Public Health. 1992 Feb;82(2):273-5.

Smoking initiation and cessation in relation to body fat distribution based on data from a study of Swedish women.

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Department of Primary Health Care, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Abstract

In a representative sample of Swedish women, smokers were significantly less obese than nonsmokers. However, a smoker was likely to have significantly more upper-body fat than a nonsmoker of similar body mass index. Women who quit smoking experienced less upper-body fat deposition than would be expected by their accompanying weight gain, suggesting that weight gained as a consequence of smoking cessation is not preferentially deposited in the region associated with increased cardiovascular risk.

PMID:
1739163
PMCID:
PMC1694294
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.82.2.273
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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