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Prevalence and correlates of metabolic syndrome based on a harmonious definition among adults in the US *
Background:  Recently, a Joint Scientific Statement bridged differences between previous definitions of metabolic syndrome. Our objective was to estimate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in aExpand
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Depression and anxiety among US adults: associations with body mass index
Background:Obesity is associated with an increased risk of developing a variety of chronic diseases, most of which are associated with psychiatric disorders. We examined the associations ofExpand
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Metabolic syndrome rates in United States adolescents, from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002.
OBJECTIVE To report the prevalence rates of the metabolic syndrome in a nationally representative sample of adolescents in the United States using 4 previously reported definitions of the syndrome.Expand
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Recent Trends in Waist Circumference and Waist-Height Ratio Among US Children and Adolescents
OBJECTIVES. Abdominal obesity may be a better predictor than overall obesity for the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Waist circumference and waist-height ratio are 2 simple, yetExpand
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Serum Concentrations of Uric Acid and the Metabolic Syndrome Among US Children and Adolescents
Background— The association between concentrations of uric acid and the metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents remains incompletely understood. The objective of this study was to examine howExpand
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Prevalence of Pre-Diabetes and Its Association With Clustering of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors and Hyperinsulinemia Among U.S. Adolescents
OBJECTIVE—Impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and/or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) are considered to constitute “pre-diabetes.” We estimated the prevalence of IFG, IGT, and pre-diabetes among U.S.Expand
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Prevalence of Depression Among U.S. Adults With Diabetes
OBJECTIVE—To estimate the prevalence rate of depression among adults with diabetes using a large population-based sample in the U.S. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS—Data from the 2006 Behavioral RiskExpand
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Pre-diabetes and the risk for cardiovascular disease: a systematic review of the evidence.
OBJECTIVES Our objective was to estimate the magnitude of the relative risk (RR) for cardiovascular disease associated with impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) fromExpand
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Increasing Trends in Waist Circumference and Abdominal Obesity among U.S. Adults
Objective: Some studies have shown that abdominal obesity may be a better predictor than overall obesity for disease risks and all‐cause mortality. This study sought to examine the recent trends inExpand
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Developmental Trajectories of Overweight During Childhood: Role of Early Life Factors
Objective: Our goal was to identify developmental trajectories of overweight in children and to assess early life influences on these trajectories.
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