Meat consumption is associated with obesity and central obesity among US adults

Youfa Wang, M. A. Beydoun

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Background:Meats are high in energy and fat content, and thus may be associated with higher risk of obesity. Many controversies remain regarding the association between meat consumption (MC) and obesity.Objectives:The aim of this study was to analyze the associations between MC and obesity assessed using body mass index (BMI≥30) and waist circumference (≥102 cm in men and ≥88 cm in women) among US adults.Methods:Nationally representative data collected in the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) were used. Linear and logistic regression analyses were conducted to test the associations between MC and adiposity measures controlling for potential confounders.Results:Considerable differences existed in MC across sociodemographic groups among US adults. Those who consumed more meat had a much higher daily total energy intake, for example, those in the upper vs bottom quintiles consumed around 700 more kcal day

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)621-628
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Obesity
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2009

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Abdominal Obesity
Meat
Obesity
Nutrition Surveys
Adiposity
Waist Circumference
Energy Intake
Linear Models
Body Mass Index
Logistic Models
Fats
Regression Analysis

Keywords

  • Body mass index
  • Central obesity
  • Dietary intake
  • Meat consumption
  • NHANES
  • Waist circumference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Wang, Youfa ; Beydoun, M. A. / Meat consumption is associated with obesity and central obesity among US adults. In: International Journal of Obesity. 2009 ; Vol. 33, No. 6. pp. 621-628.
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