Metabolic syndrome and risk for heart failure in middle-aged men.

  title={Metabolic syndrome and risk for heart failure in middle-aged men.},
  author={Erik Ingelsson and Johan Arnl{\"o}v and Lars Lind and Johan Sundstr{\"o}m},
  volume={92 10},
OBJECTIVE To explore metabolic syndrome as a possible risk factor for development of heart failure (HF). DESIGN Community-based cohort study. SETTING Uppsala, Sweden. PARTICIPANTS 2314 50-year-old men free from HF, myocardial infarction and valvular disease at baseline were enrolled between 1970 and 1974 and were followed up until the age of 70. A modified National Cholesterol Education Program definition of metabolic syndrome was used with body mass index in the place of waist… CONTINUE READING


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