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The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a Chinese population. A total of 2,656 participants (aged 30 to 95 years) with baseline hs-CRP levels available were monitored for the incidence of a composite of CVD events (stroke and coronary heart(More)
BACKGROUND Whether metabolic syndrome (MetS) could serve as a valid indicator for cardiovascular disease (CVD) is in controversy. The aim of the study was to prospectively evaluate the predictive value of the MetS for CVD events in Chinese population by different MetS definitions. METHODS This was a community-based cohort study. MetS was defined according(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes is a major risk factor for the development of kidney disease. We aimed to determine the prevalence of albuminuria and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Chinese subjects with diabetes and pre-diabetes and the risk factors for kidney disease. METHODS An urban community-based sample of 3714 adults in Shanghai was classified into normal(More)
BACKGROUND Over the past two decades, the prevalence of overweight or obesity has increased in China. The aims of this study were to firstly assess the baseline prevelences and the risk factors for overweight and obesity, and secondly to detect the changes of body mass index (BMI) over a follow-up period in Chinese adults in Shanghai. METHODS The data set(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of diabetic retinopathy is not well studied in the Chinese pre-diabetic population, also known as impaired glucose regulation. Hence, we investigated the prevalence of and risk factors associated with retinopathy in diabetic and pre-diabetic subjects from Chinese communities. METHODS A total of 3736 Chinese subjects were(More)
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