Cut-off value of body fat in association with metabolic syndrome in Thai peri- and postmenopausal women.

@article{Bintvihok2013CutoffVO,
  title={Cut-off value of body fat in association with metabolic syndrome in Thai peri- and postmenopausal women.},
  author={W Bintvihok and Sukanya Chaikittisilpa and Krasean Panyakamlerd and Unnop Jaisamrarn and Nimit Taechakraichana},
  journal={Climacteric : the journal of the International Menopause Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={393-7}
}
BACKGROUND Pathophysiologic changes during the menopause transition may contribute to the risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS). Body fat composition, particularly visceral fat, is highly associated with increased insulin resistance, abnormal carbohydrate metabolism and high blood pressure. We purposefully wished to determine the optimal cut-off values of body fat composition, including visceral fat, in order to predict MetS and to assess the prevalence of MetS in peri- and postmenopausal women… CONTINUE READING
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