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OBJECTIVE We aim to explore the relationship of neck circumference to metabolic syndrome (MetS) and obesity in Chinese elders and to establish cut-off points of the neck circumference for MetS and obesity. METHODS Cross-sectional analysis for a population sample of 2092 individuals aged over 65 years, representative of East China elders. MetS was(More)
BACKGROUND There is a scarcity of epidemiological researches examining the relationship between blood pressure (BP) and glucose level among older adults. The objective of the current study was to investigate the association of high BP and glucose level in elderly Chinese. METHODS A cross-sectional study of a population of 2092 Chinese individuals aged(More)
Although the pancreatic regenerating (reg) gene, was first isolated from a rat regenerating islets in 1988, its protein product was originally described in the 1970s. Reg proteins arise from a multigene family with three subtypes, and have a protein structure similar to calcium dependent lectins. Reg I and II have been implicated in control of pancreatic(More)
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