Metabolic syndrome determinants in an urban population from Brazil: social class and gender-specific interaction.

@article{Marquezine2008MetabolicSD,
  title={Metabolic syndrome determinants in an urban population from Brazil: social class and gender-specific interaction.},
  author={Guilherme Figueiredo Marquezine and Camila Maciel Oliveira and Alexandre da Costa Pereira and Jos{\'e} Eduardo Krieger and Jos{\'e} Geraldo Mill},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={129 2},
  pages={259-65}
}
INTRODUCTION The metabolic syndrome (MS) is characterized by multiple cardiovascular risk factors such as central obesity, arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia and hyperinsulinemia and is associated with a higher incidence of cardiovascular events and mortality. The aim of the present work is to describe the prevalence of MS in an urban population from a highly admixed developing country and to characterize the different correlations between this diagnosis, cardiovascular risk factors and… CONTINUE READING