Association between smoking, hematological parameters, and metabolic syndrome in Japanese men.

@article{Ishizaka2006AssociationBS,
  title={Association between smoking, hematological parameters, and metabolic syndrome in Japanese men.},
  author={Nobukazu Ishizaka and Yuko Ishizaka and Ei-ichi Toda and Ryozo Nagai and Minoru Yamakado},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={741}
}
C igarette smoking increases the risk for metabolic syndrome (1), and it may also affect hematological parameters (2). Because certain hematological parameters may be associated with metabolic syndrome (3), we have investigated whether the mode of association between smoking and metabolic syndrome varies according to hematological parameters. Among individuals who had undergone a general heath screening test between 1994 and 2003, 27,972 subjects (9,729 never smokers [52.8 10.7 years], 7,242… CONTINUE READING
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