Characteristics of the 'metabolic syndrome X' in a cardiovascular low risk population in Crete.

@article{Koutis1992CharacteristicsOT,
  title={Characteristics of the 'metabolic syndrome X' in a cardiovascular low risk population in Crete.},
  author={A D Koutis and Christos Lionis and Anders Isacsson and Arne Jakobsson and Michael Fioretos and Lars Lindholm},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={1992},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={
          865-71
        }
}
We have studied hypertension, obesity, diabetes and hypercholesterolaemia in those aged 45-79 years in the Cretan low risk population of Spili (n = 249; attendance 82%) to see if these conditions interacted in the same way as previously described for high risk populations. Hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and hypercholesterolaemia were found to be at least as prevalent in Spili as in Sweden. Furthermore, the previously described 'Metabolic Syndrome X', with insulin resistance and… CONTINUE READING