Relationship between changes in body weight and waist circumference in Japanese

Nobuyuki Miyatake, Sumiko Matsumoto, Motohiko Miyachi, Masafumi Fujii, Takeyuki Numata

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Abstract

Objectives: We investigated the correlation between changes in body weight and body composition parameters. Methods: We used the data of 2635 Japanese (40.2±12.2 years) at baseline and at 1-year follow-up from a database of 13522 subjects, which is available at the Okayama Southern Institute of Health in Okayama prefecture, Japan. Body weight, waist circumference at the umbilical level, hip circumference, and body fat percentage were used in the analyses. Results: Body composition parameters were significantly reduced after 1 year. Changes in body weight significantly correlated with changes in waist circumference, changes in hip circumference, and changes in body fat percentage. A decrease in body weight of 3 kg corresponded to a 3.45 cm decrease in waist circumference in men and a 2.83 cm decrease in that in women. Conclusion: A decrease in body weight of 3 kg corresponded to an almost 3 cm decrease in waist circumference at the umbilical level in Japanese men and women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-223
Number of pages4
JournalEnvironmental Health and Preventive Medicine
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Body fat percentage
  • Body weight
  • Hip circumference
  • Waist circumference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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