The association of lifetime alcohol use with measures of abdominal and general adiposity in a large-scale European cohort

M. M. Bergmann, M. Schuetze, A. Steffen, H. Boeing, J. Halkjaer, A. Tjonneland, N. Travier, A. Agudo, N. Slimani, S. Rinaldi, T. Norat, D. Romaguera, S. Rohrmann, R. Kaaks, Marianne Uhre Jakobsen, K. Overvad, U. Ekelund, E. A. Spencer, L. Rodriguez, M. J. SanchezM. Dorronsoro, A. Barricarte, M-D Chirlaque, P. Orfanos, A. Naska, A. Trichopoulou, D. Palli, S. Grioni, P. Vineis, S. Panico, R. Tumino, E. Riboli, N. J. Wareham, B. Bueno-de-Mesquita, A. May, P. H. M. Peeters

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Abstract

Background/Objectives: The relation between lifetime use of alcohol and measures of abdominal and general adiposity is unknown.Subjects/Methods: Among 99 381 men and 158 796 women of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study, means of waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip-ratio (WHR) and body mass index (BMI), and odds ratios (OR) for a larger WC than predicted for a given BMI (WClp = positive residuals of gender specific linear regression of BMI on WC) across categories of average lifetime use of alcohol (total, from wine and from beer) were calculated, all adjusted for socio-demographic, lifestyle and health factors.Results: WC, WHR and BMI in men using lifetime 60 g/d and 1.63 (1.54, 1.73) in women using >24 g/d), though increase was higher for alcohol from beer than from wine (P for difference between beer and wine
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume65
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)1079-1087
Number of pages9
ISSN0954-3007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • BMI
  • Multi-centric cohort study
  • Waist circumference
  • Waist-to-hip ratio

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Bergmann, M. M., Schuetze, M., Steffen, A., Boeing, H., Halkjaer, J., Tjonneland, A., Travier, N., Agudo, A., Slimani, N., Rinaldi, S., Norat, T., Romaguera, D., Rohrmann, S., Kaaks, R., Jakobsen, M. U., Overvad, K., Ekelund, U., Spencer, E. A., Rodriguez, L., ... Peeters, P. H. M. (2011). The association of lifetime alcohol use with measures of abdominal and general adiposity in a large-scale European cohort. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 65(10), 1079-1087. https://doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2011.70