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    Title: Betel Nut Chewing Is Strongly Associated With General and Central Obesity in Chinese Male Middle-aged Adults
    Authors: Lin, WY;Lin, Wen-Yuan;Pi-Sunyer, FX;Pi-Sunyer, F. Xavier;Liu, CS;Liu, Chiu-Shong;Li, TC;Li, Tsai-Chung;Li, CI;Li, Chia-Ing;Huang, CY;Huang, Chih-Yang;Lin, CC;Lin, Cheng-Chieh
    Contributors: Department of Healthcare Administration
    Keywords: BODY-MASS INDEX;METABOLIC SYNDROME;ARECA-CATECHU;CIGARETTE-SMOKING;FAT DISTRIBUTION;UNITED-STATES;QUID USE;RISK;POPULATION;WOMEN
    Date: 2009-06
    Issue Date: 2010-03-26 10:52:41 (UTC+8)
    Publisher: Asia University
    Abstract: Betel nut chewing has been reported to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality. The reason is unclear. In this study, we investigated the association between betel nut chewing and general obesity (BMI >= 25 kg/m(2)) and central obesity (waist circumference (WC) >= 90 cm). A total of 1,049 male subjects, aged >= 40 years, were recruited from Taichung city in Taiwan in 2004. The relationships between betel nut chewing and general and central obesity were studied by multiple linear and logistic regression analyses. The prevalence of current and former betel nut chewing was 7.0 and 10.5% in our male Taiwanese cohort. Current/former betel nut chewers had a higher prevalence of general and central obesity when compared with individuals who had never chewed betel nut. Adjusted for age, diabetes, hypertension, lipids, smoking, alcohol drinking, physical activity, income, and education level, the odds ratios (ORs; 95% confidence intervals) of general and central obesity among the lower consumption of betel nut chewers were 1.78 (1.07, 2.96) and 1.19 (0.70, 2.02), respectively, compared to 2.01 (1.18, 3.41) and 1.89 (1.10, 3.23), respectively, among higher consumption chewers compared to individuals who had never chewed betel nut. The increasing ORs of general and central obesity with higher betel nut consumption revealed dose-response effects. Using multiple linear regression analyses, after adjusting for potential confounders, betel nut consumption was statistically significantly associated with BMI and WC. In conclusion, betel nut chewing was independently associated with general and central obesity in Taiwanese men. Dose-response effects of the association between betel nut consumption and general obesity as well as central obesity were found.
    Relation: OBESITY, 17(6):1247-1254
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