Having a high WBC count increases your chance of abdominal obesity. Waist circumference, total body fat, and subcutaneous fat are all significantly higher in those with higher WBC’s.
WBC count is positively associated with BMI, waist circumference, total body fat and subcutaneous fat. Neutrophils, one of the WBC components, are more strongly associated with increased BMI, WHR and total body fat than the other WBC components.
Inflammation may be the trigger, raising both adiposity and WBC’s.