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Janne Bigaard
Copenhagen University Hospital
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#1Stephanie BarthH-Index: 1
#2P. KleinH-Index: 18
Last.JanssenIanH-Index: 65
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#1Janne BigaardH-Index: 8
#2Jane ChristensenH-Index: 43
Last.Thorkild I. A. Sørensen (Copenhagen University Hospital)H-Index: 77
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Objective: Waist circumference, BMI and hip circumference are differentially associated with mortality. We investigated the potential influence of selected lifestyle aspects such as smoking, alcohol intake, sports activity and education. Method: The Danish prospective study ‘Diet, Cancer and Health’ recruited 27,179 men and 29,875 women from 1993 to 1997. Cox regression models were used to estimate mortality rate ratios. Results: Adjustment for smoking habits attenuated the associations between ...
#1Lene MellemkjærH-Index: 52
#2Janne BigaardH-Index: 8
Last.Jørgen H. OlsenH-Index: 102
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kg/m 2 among never users of HRT was 0.98 (95% confi- dence interval, 0.93 to 1.03) for BFM index and 1.12 (95% confidence interval, 1.00 to 1.26) for FFM index after mutual adjustment. Discussion: The finding for BMI was in accordance with previous findings. Our results indicate that the FFM com- ponent of BMI may play a role for development of breast cancer among never users of HRT.
#1Janne Bigaard (Copenhagen University Hospital)H-Index: 8
#2Iben SpanggaardH-Index: 1
Last.Anne TjønnelandH-Index: 111
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We investigated the agreement between 1) self-reported and technician-measured waist circumference at the level of the umbilicus, 2) circumference measured at the level of the umbilicus and halfway between the lower rib and the iliac crest (the natural waist), and 3) self-reported circumference at the level of the umbilicus and technician-measured circumference at the natural waist. At follow-up in the Danish Diet, Cancer and Health study, we recruited 176 men and 240 women for a validation stud...
#1Janne BigaardH-Index: 8
#2Kirsten FrederiksenH-Index: 38
Last.Thorkild I. A. Sørensen (Copenhagen University Hospital)H-Index: 77
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Waist circumference and body composition in relation to all-cause mortality in middle-aged men and women
#1Petra H. LahmannH-Index: 33
#2Kurt HoffmannH-Index: 34
Last.Anja OlsenH-Index: 70
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The evidence for anthropometric factors influencing breast cancer risk is accumulating, but uncertainties remain concerning the role of fat distribution and potential effect modifiers. We used data from 73,542 premenopausal and 103,344 postmenopausal women from 9 European countries, taking part in the EPIC study. RRs from Cox regression models were calculated, using measured height, weight, BMI and waist and hip circumferences; categorized by cohort wide quintiles; and expressed as continuous va...
#1Janne BigaardH-Index: 8
#2Kirsten FrederiksenH-Index: 38
Last.Thorkild I. A. Sørensen (Copenhagen University Hospital)H-Index: 77
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Objective: To investigate whether the association between BMI and all-cause mortality could be disentangled into opposite effects of body fat and fat-free mass (FFM). Research Methods and Procedures: All-cause mortality was studied in the Danish follow-up study “Diet, Cancer and Health” with 27, 178 men and 29, 875 women 50 to 64 years old recruited from 1993 to 1997. By the end of year 2001, the median follow-up was 5.8 years, and 1851 had died. Body composition was assessed by bioelectrical im...
#1Janne BigaardH-Index: 8
#2Kirsten FrederiksenH-Index: 38
Last.Thorkild I. A. Sørensen (Copenhagen University Hospital)H-Index: 77
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Waist and hip circumferences and all-cause mortality: usefulness of the waist-to-hip ratio?
#1Janne BigaardH-Index: 8
Last.Anne TjønnelandH-Index: 111
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This PhD dissertation summarises the results of four papers investigating associations between fat distribution and all-cause mortality. Waist circumference was introduced as an alternative risk indicator to replace body mass index (BMI) but adequate evidence for its utility, as a risk indicator for obesity, has not been provided. The main aim of this dissertation was to investigate the association between waist circumference and all-cause mortality. We used data from the Danish prospective stud...
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