Low serum total bilirubin concentrations are associated with increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Chinese.

@article{Wu2011LowST,
  title={Low serum total bilirubin concentrations are associated with increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Chinese.},
  author={Yaohua Wu and Mian Li and Min Xu and Yufang Bi and Xiaoying Li and Yuhong Chen and Guang Ning and Weiqing Wang},
  journal={Journal of diabetes},
  year={2011},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={217-24}
}
BACKGROUND To investigate the association between serum concentrations of total bilirubin (TBil) in the physiological range and metabolic syndrome (MS) in middle-aged and elderly Chinese, as well as any associations between serum TBil concentrations and insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, and systemic inflammation. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted on 1423 individuals recruited from an urban community of Shanghai (average age 62.3 years) to investigate the relationship between… CONTINUE READING

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