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Effects of smoking cessation on body composition in postmenopausal women



Effects of smoking cessation on body composition in postmenopausal women



Journal of Women's Health 19(9): 1651-1657



Smoking cessation is associated with weight gain, but the effects of smoking cessation on measures of body composition (BC) have not been adequately evaluated. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of 16 months of cigarette abstinence on areas of BC measured by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). One hundred fifty-two postmenopausal women participated in a smoking cessation study using the nicotine patch. Secondary analyses were conducted on data from 119 subjects (age 56 +/- 7 years, range 41-78 years) who had had DXA scans at baseline and 16 months later. Participants were classified either as quitters (self-reported cigarette abstinence confirmed with exhaled carbon monoxide [co]

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PMID: 20718625

DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2009.1853



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