Metabolic syndrome and risk of incident cardiovascular events and death: a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies.

@article{Gami2007MetabolicSA,
  title={Metabolic syndrome and risk of incident cardiovascular events and death: a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies.},
  author={Apoor Suresh Gami and Brandi J. Witt and Daniel E. Howard and Patricia J. Erwin and Lisa A. Gami and V. K. Somers and Victor M. Montori},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={403-14}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this research was to assess the association between the metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) and cardiovascular events and mortality by meta-analyses of longitudinal studies. BACKGROUND Controversy exists regarding the cardiovascular risk associated with MetSyn. METHODS We searched electronic reference databases through March 2005, studies that referenced Reaven's seminal article, abstracts presented at meetings in 2003 to 2004, and queried experts. Two reviewers… CONTINUE READING
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