An evaluation of the metabolic syndrome in the HyperGEN study

  title={An evaluation of the metabolic syndrome in the HyperGEN study},
  author={Aldi Kraja and Steven C. Hunt and James S. Pankow and Richard H. Myers and Gerardo Heiss and Cora E. Lewis and D. Chandrasekhra Rao and Michael A. Province},
  journal={Nutrition & Metabolism},
  pages={2 - 2}
BACKGROUND: In 2001 the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) provided a categorical definition for metabolic syndrome (c-MetS). We studied the extent to which two ethnic groups, Blacks and Whites were affected by c-MetS. The groups were members of the Hypertension Genetic Epidemiology Network (HyperGEN), a part of the Family Blood Pressure Program, supported by the NHLBI. Although the c-MetS definition is of special interest in particular to the clinicians, the quantitative latent… CONTINUE READING


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