Gender-specific association between the metabolic syndrome and arterial stiffness in 8,300 subjects.

@article{Weng2013GenderspecificAB,
  title={Gender-specific association between the metabolic syndrome and arterial stiffness in 8,300 subjects.},
  author={Chunyan Weng and Hong Yuan and Kan Yang and Xiaohong Tang and Zhijun Huang and Li-hua Huang and Wei Chen and Fangping Chen and Zhiheng Chen and Pingting Yang},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={346 4},
  pages={
          289-94
        }
}
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine the sex-specific association between the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and arterial stiffness. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 3981 women and 4319 men aged 20 to 79 years were analyzed. All participants underwent the measurement of waist circumference, blood pressure (BP), brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) and blood chemistry. baPWV levels were compared between men and women using the Mann-Whitney's U test. Subjects with or… CONTINUE READING

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