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Men whose waist was 40 inches or more were 17% more likely to die over 12 years
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Men with a waist circumference of 40 inches or more were 17% greater to die during the 12.8 year follow-up compared to those with a waist circumference of 31 to 37 inches according to a study from Scotland that looked at 20,117 adults, 18- to 86-years-old from a nationally representative sample of the Scottish population that were linked to hospital admissions and death records.
Note: Unfortunately, the study did not separate men and women, but instead, combined them.
Hotchkiss J, Leyland A. The relationship between body size and mortality in the linked scottish health surveys: Cross-sectional surveys with follow-up. Int J Obes (Lond). 2010 Oct 5, Published on-line.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr J. W. Hotchkiss
MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
4 Lilybank Gardens
Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
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