Skip Navigation
Skip to contents

Epidemiol Health : Epidemiology and Health


Author index

Page Path
HOME > Browse articles > Author index
Jaeseong Jo 1 Article
Association between Alcohol Intake and Abdominal Obesity among the Korean Population
Mikyung Ryu, Heejin Kimm, Jaeseong Jo, Sun Ju Lee, Sun Ha Jee
Epidemiol Health. 2010;32:e2010007.   Published online May 19, 2010
  • 16,657 View
  • 114 Download
  • 14 Crossref
AbstractAbstract PDF
<sec><title>OBJECTIVES</title><p>Although abdominal obesity has been reported to be highly related with alcohol intake, the results are still inconclusive. Therefore, this study was conducted to explore the association between alcohol and abdominal obesity among the Korean population.</p></sec><sec><title>METHODS</title><p>This study included 8,603 participants (men: 5,195, women: 3,408) aged 30 to 87 who visited the health promotion centers in Seoul for routine health examinations from April, 2006 to June, 2007. Abdominal obesity was defined as WC ≥90 cm for men and ≥85 cm for women in accordance with the Korean Society for the Study of Obesity. For ever drinkers, total alcohol consumption in grams was classified into four groups (group 1, non-drinkers; group 2, 1-10 g of alcohol per day; group 3, 11-20 g of alcohol per day; and group 4, over 20 g of alcohol per day).</p></sec><sec><title>RESULTS</title><p>The mean age of the study population was 45.4 yr old (men) and 45.3 yr (women). The average waist circumference was 85.3 cm in men and 75.3 cm in women. A high alcohol intake was associated with high waist circumference in both genders. In multivariate analysis, the group of men and women drinkers consuming >20 g in a day had a large waist circumference compared with men and women non-drinkers.</p></sec><sec><title>CONCLUSION</title><p>This study showed that a high alcohol intake was related to high waist circumference. Such association remained independently even after adjustment for smoking, which is strongly related to abdominal obesity.</p></sec>


Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • Measuring Racial Differences in Obesity Risk Factors in Non-Hispanic Black and White Men Aged 20 Years or Older
    Hossein Zare, Aida Aazami, Noran Shalby, Danielle R. Gilmore, Roland J. Thorpe
    American Journal of Men's Health.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Dietary Intervention in Glaucoma
    Syed Shoeb Ahmad, Syed Mohammed Bilal, Anam Tariq, Aliya Rashid
    US Ophthalmic Review.2022; 16(1): 22.     CrossRef
  • Interaction effect between overweight/obesity and alcohol consumption on hypertension risk in China: a longitudinal study
    Jiaru Sun, Xiaoqin Wang, Paul D Terry, Xiaohan Ren, Zhaozhao Hui, Shuangyan Lei, Caihua Wang, Mingxu Wang
    BMJ Open.2022; 12(7): e061261.     CrossRef
  • Relationship between Obesity and Lifestyle Factors in Young Korean Women: the Seventh Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2016
    Jeon Won Kwak, Chan Hee Jeon, Min Ho Kwak, Jeong Hyeon Kim, Yong Soon Park
    Korean Journal of Health Promotion.2019; 19(1): 9.     CrossRef
  • Predictors of overweight/obesity in a Brazilian cohort after 13 years of follow-up
    Ludimila Garcia Souza, Thiago Veiga Jardim, Ana Carolina Rezende, Ana Luiza Lima Sousa, Humberto Graner Moreira, Naiana Borges Perillo, Samanta Garcia de Souza, Weimar Kunz Sebba Barroso de Souza, Ymara Cássia Luciana Araújo, Maria do Rosário Gondim Peixo
    Nutrition Journal.2018;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Acute High-Dose and Chronic Lifetime Exposure to Alcohol Consumption and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: T-CALOS Korea
    Yunji Hwang, Kyu Eun Lee, Elisabete Weiderpass, Young Joo Park, Young Jun Chai, Hyungju Kwon, Do Joon Park, BeLong Cho, Ho-Chun Choi, Daehee Kang, Sue K. Park, Li Wang
    PLOS ONE.2016; 11(3): e0151562.     CrossRef
  • Lifestyle Risk Factors of General and Abdominal Obesity in Students of the School of Medicine and Health Science of the University of Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana
    Victor Mogre, Rauf Nyaba, Samuel Aleyira
    ISRN Obesity.2014; 2014: 1.     CrossRef
  • Factors associated with central overweight and obesity in students attending the University for Development Studies in Tamale, Ghana: a cross-sectional study
    V. Mogre, S. Aleyira, R. Nyaba
    South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition.2014; 27(2): 69.     CrossRef
  • Trends in the Incidence of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in South Korea from 2006–2009: An Ecological Study
    Jin-Won Kwon, Hyun Joo Lee, Min Kyung Hyun, Ji Eun Choi, Jong Hee Kim, Na Rae Lee, Jin Seub Hwang, Eun Ju Lee
    World Neurosurgery.2013; 79(3-4): 499.     CrossRef
  • Adiponectin negatively correlates with alcoholic and non‐alcoholic liver dysfunction: Health check‐up study of Japanese men
    Mina Hamano, Yoshihiro Kamada, Shinichi Kiso, Kunimaro Furuta, Takashi Kizu, Norihiro Chatani, Mayumi Egawa, Takayo Takemura, Hisao Ezaki, Yuichi Yoshida, Kenji Watabe, Toshimitsu Hamasaki, Miyuki Umeda, Aiko Furubayashi, Kazuo Kinoshita, Osamu Kishida, T
    Hepatology Research.2013; 43(3): 238.     CrossRef
  • Alcohol Consumption Patterns and Body Weight
    C. Dumesnil, L. Dauchet, J.B. Ruidavets, A. Bingham, D. Arveiler, J. Ferrières, P. Ducimetière, B. Haas, V. Bongard, A. Wagner, P. Amouyel, J. Dallongeville
    Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism.2013; 62(2): 91.     CrossRef
  • Rupture rate for patients with untreated unruptured intracranial aneurysms in South Korea during 2006–2009
    Eun Ju Lee, Hyun Joo Lee, Min Kyung Hyun, Ji Eun Choi, Jong Hee Kim, Na Rae Lee, Jin Seub Hwang, Jin-Won Kwon
    Journal of Neurosurgery.2012; 117(1): 53.     CrossRef
  • Global Gender Disparities in Obesity: A Review
    Rebecca Kanter, Benjamin Caballero
    Advances in Nutrition.2012; 3(4): 491.     CrossRef
  • Relationship between obesity, alcohol consumption, and physical activity of male office workers in South Korea
    Oksoo Kim, Hae Ok Jeon
    Nursing & Health Sciences.2011; 13(4): 457.     CrossRef

Epidemiol Health : Epidemiology and Health