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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Metabolic syndrome (MS) consists of a cluster of diseases, including obesity, dyslipidemia, hyperglycemia and high blood pressure. The purpose of the present study was to assess the association of MS with adenomas of the rectosigmoid colon, a well-established precancerous lesion. METHODS A total of 4938 Taiwanese patients (2891 men and(More)
OBJECTIVE Biological evidence suggests that inflammation might induce type 2 diabetes (T2D), and epidemiological studies have shown an association between higher white blood cell count (WBC) and T2D. However, the association has not been systematically investigated. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Studies were identified through computer-based and manual(More)
Insulin resistance, an essential core contributing to the metabolic syndrome (MS), has been demonstrated in some studies to be associated with white blood cell (WBC) or red blood cell (RBC) counts. The present study was undertaken to assess systemically the relationship between WBC or RBC counts and various clinical features of MS in a large Chinese(More)
Thyroid hormones play an important role in regulating energy homeostasis and lipid and glucose metabolism. This study assessed the relationship between free thyroxine and clinical features of metabolic syndrome (MS). A total of 4,938 Taiwanese subjects (2,891 men and 2,047 women with a mean age of 50.1+/-12.6 years) with normal serum free thyroxine levels(More)
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