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Research Article

Dietary Determinants of Changes in Waist Circumference Adjusted for Body Mass Index – a Proxy Measure of Visceral Adiposity

  • Dora Romaguera mail,

    d.romaguera-bosch@imperial.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Lars Ängquist,

    Affiliation: Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Huaidong Du,

    Affiliations: National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands, Department of Human Biology, Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute of Maastricht (NUTRIM), Maastricht, The Netherlands

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  • Marianne Uhre Jakobsen,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark

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  • Nita G. Forouhi,

    Affiliation: MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Jytte Halkjær,

    Affiliation: Danish Cancer Society, Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Edith J. M. Feskens,

    Affiliation: Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Daphne L. van der A,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands

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  • Giovanna Masala,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Nutritional Epidemiology Unit, ISPO (Cancer Research and Prevention Institute), Florence, Italy

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  • Annika Steffen,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam-Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany

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  • Domenico Palli,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Nutritional Epidemiology Unit, ISPO (Cancer Research and Prevention Institute), Florence, Italy

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  • Nicholas J. Wareham,

    Affiliation: MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Kim Overvad,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, Department of Cardiology, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark

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  • Anne Tjønneland,

    Affiliation: Danish Cancer Society, Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Heiner Boeing,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam-Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany

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  • Elio Riboli,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Thorkild I. A. Sørensen

    Affiliation: Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Published: July 14, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011588

About the Authors

Dora Romaguera, Elio Riboli
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Lars Ängquist, Thorkild I. A. Sørensen
Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
Huaidong Du, Daphne L. van der A
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Huaidong Du
Department of Human Biology, Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute of Maastricht (NUTRIM), Maastricht, The Netherlands
Marianne Uhre Jakobsen
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
Nita G. Forouhi, Nicholas J. Wareham
MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Jytte Halkjær, Anne Tjønneland
Danish Cancer Society, Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Copenhagen, Denmark
Edith J. M. Feskens
Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Giovanna Masala, Domenico Palli
Molecular and Nutritional Epidemiology Unit, ISPO (Cancer Research and Prevention Institute), Florence, Italy
Annika Steffen, Heiner Boeing
Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam-Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany
Kim Overvad
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Kim Overvad
Department of Cardiology, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark

Corresponding Author

Email: d.romaguera-bosch@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TIAS. Analyzed the data: DR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LÄ. Wrote the paper: DR. Review: LÄ. Commented on the analysis and interpretation of the findings and approved the final version of the manuscript: HD MUJ NGF JH EF DvdA GM AS DP NJW KO AT HB ER TIAS. Is the principal investigator of the DiOGenes project and is the guarantor of the paper: TIAS.