Hanen Belfki

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OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components and to evaluate the relationship between this diagnosis and cardiovascular risk factors, demographic and socio-economic variables. DESIGN A cross-sectional study using a questionnaire including information on sociodemographic and CVD risk factors. Blood pressure,(More)
BACKGROUND C-reactive protein (CRP) is an independent risk factor of diabetes and cardiovascular disease and it is proposed as a component of metabolic syndrome (MS). This study was undertaken to investigate the relationship between CRP and various characteristics of the MS in a sample of the Tunisian population METHODS One hundred and forty nine patients(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the association of CRP levels with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and its related variables in a sample of the Tunisian population. Our sample included 129 patients with T2D and 187 control subjects. Body mass index (BMI), plasma lipids, glucose, insulin, and CRP concentrations were measured for each participant. Homeostasis(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to investigate the relationship between the Apolipoprotein B/Apolipoprotein A 1 (ApoB/ApoA 1) ratio and various characteristics of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in a sample of the Tunisian population. METHODS The study included 330 adults aged 35-74 (172 patients with MetS and 158 controls). Waist circumference (WC),(More)
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