Inter‐relationships of interleukin‐6, cardiovascular risk factors and the metabolic syndrome among older men

@article{Wannamethee2007InterrelationshipsOI,
  title={Inter‐relationships of interleukin‐6, cardiovascular risk factors and the metabolic syndrome among older men},
  author={Sasiwarang Goya Wannamethee and Peter Whincup and Ann Rumley and Gordon D. O. Lowe},
  journal={Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH},
  year={2007},
  volume={5 8},
  pages={1637-43}
}
OBJECTIVES Interleukin-6 (IL-6) has been implicated in the development of cardiovascular disease. We have examined the relationship between plasma IL-6 and insulin resistance, and metabolic, inflammatory and hemostatic markers. METHODS We examined 3490 men aged 60-79 years who were drawn from general practices in 24 British towns. The men were not diabetic and were not taking warfarin. RESULTS IL-6 was significantly associated with age, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC… CONTINUE READING

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