Diego Villacreses

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BACKGROUND Sleep disturbances are common during female mid-life. Nevertheless, there is limited available information linking sleep characteristics to the menopause and the metabolic syndrome (METS). OBJECTIVE To assess insomnia prevalence and related risk factors in postmenopausal women screened for the METS. METHODS In this cross sectional study 204(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (METS) increases after the menopause. Reports indicate that the METS and its components, especially obesity, enhance the intensity of menopausal symptoms. OBJECTIVE Assess the frequency and severity of menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women. Factors related to the symptom severity were also analyzed(More)
BACKGROUND Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (METS) increases significantly after the menopause. OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of the METS and its components in postmenopausal women. Factors relating to each of the composing items of the METS were also analyzed. METHODS Natural postmenopausal women (40-65 years) were invited to participate in(More)
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