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Coffee Consumption and the Risk of Obesity in Korean Women

Jeonghee Lee and Hye Young Kim contributed equally to this work.
Version 1 : Received: 29 September 2017 / Approved: 30 September 2017 / Online: 30 September 2017 (05:12:52 CEST)

A peer-reviewed article of this Preprint also exists.

Lee, J.; Kim, H.Y.; Kim, J. Coffee Consumption and the Risk of Obesity in Korean Women. Nutrients 2017, 9, 1340. Lee, J.; Kim, H.Y.; Kim, J. Coffee Consumption and the Risk of Obesity in Korean Women. Nutrients 2017, 9, 1340.

Journal reference: Nutrients 2017, 9, 1340
DOI: 10.3390/nu9121340

Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between coffee consumption and obesity in Korean women. We included 5,995 women who participated in a health screening examination at the Korean National Cancer Center between 2007 and 2016. Daily coffee consumption was evaluated using the food frequency questionnaire. Obesity was assessed by body mass index (BMI), and abdominal obesity was assessed by waist circumference (WC). A multiple logistic regression model was used to calculate the odds ratio (OR) of obesity according to coffee consumption. After multivariate adjustment, high coffee consumption was positively associated with obesity measured by BMI (≥ 3 cups vs. no drinks, OR = 2.52; 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.91-3.34; P for the trend < 0.001) and abdominal obesity measured by WC (≥ 3 cups vs. no drinks, OR = 2.11; 95% CI = 1.59-2.79; P for the trend < 0.001). The positive association between daily coffee consumption and obesity prevalence was not altered by menopause. The amount of coffee consumed per day by Korean women was positively correlated with the prevalence of obesity, but the mechanism underlying this phenomenon remains to be elucidated.

Subject Areas

coffee; obesity; body mass index; waist circumference

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