Betel-quid use is associated with the risk of the metabolic syndrome in adults.

@article{Guh2006BetelquidUI,
  title={Betel-quid use is associated with the risk of the metabolic syndrome in adults.},
  author={J Y Guh and Lea-Yea Chuang and Hung-Chun Chen},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={83 6},
  pages={1313-20}
}
BACKGROUND Betel-quid use has been associated with obesity and hyperglycemia in previous studies. OBJECTIVE The aim was to test whether betel-quid use contributes to the metabolic syndrome, as defined by the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III. DESIGN Associations between betel-quid use and the metabolic syndrome, obesity, hypertriacylglycerolemia, low HDL cholesterol, hyperglycemia, and high blood pressure after adjustment for sex, age, smoking, alcohol… CONTINUE READING

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