Association of body mass index, metabolic syndrome, and leukocyte count.

@article{Desai2006AssociationOB,
  title={Association of body mass index, metabolic syndrome, and leukocyte count.},
  author={Milind Y Desai and Darshan Dalal and Raul D Santos and Jos{\'e} Ant{\^o}nio Maluf de Carvalho and Khurram Nasir and Roger S. Blumenthal},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={97 6},
  pages={835-8}
}
Obesity and metabolic syndrome (MS), which often co-exist, are associated with an increased cardiovascular risk. An increased leukocyte count is also associated with an increased cardiovascular risk. However, the role of obesity, independent of MS, has been debated. We sought to assess the influence of MS on the association of obesity and leukocyte count in asymptomatic patients. The data from 431 asymptomatic Brazilian men (mean age 46 +/- 7 years), who presented for cardiovascular risk… CONTINUE READING
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