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BACKGROUND It has been well documented that obesity is closely associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS). Although body mass index (BMI) is the most frequently used method to assess overweightness and obesity, this method has been criticized because BMI does not always reflect true body fatness, which may be better evaluated by assessment of body fat and(More)
OBJECTIVE Although studies have shown that elevated cystatin C (Cys-C) levels are associated with the risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in the general population, few studies have examined the relationship between serum Cys-C levels and MetS, stratified by menopause status, among women in China. Therefore, we conducted this study to assess the relationship(More)
OBJECTIVE Although a variety of indices have been used to assess obesity, which is closely associated with the development of metabolic syndrome (MetS), the best indicator of the effects of fat accumulation on Chinese postmenopausal women is still uncertain. Thus, the objectives of this study were to analyze the potential of different obesity indices and to(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the relationship between normal serum uric acid (SUA) levels and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) among postmenopausal women, and determine the possible risk factors of NAFLD in this patient population. METHODS Chinese postmenopausal women who participated in the annual health check-up program from March 2009 to February 2010(More)
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