Metabolic syndrome in hypertensive patients: correlation between anthropometric data and laboratory findings.

@article{Bulhes2007MetabolicSI,
  title={Metabolic syndrome in hypertensive patients: correlation between anthropometric data and laboratory findings.},
  author={Kelminda Bulh{\~o}es and Leila Maria Batista Ara{\'u}jo},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={1624-6}
}
C ardiovascular disease is the principal cause of morbidity and mortality in Brazil with a mortality coefficient of 442 per 100,000 inhabitants (1). In 90% of the individuals with a diagnosis of arterial hypertension, no causal agent is identified; however, current knowledge tends to suggest the importance of increased BMI (particularly as a result of visceral fat) in the physiopathology of this disease. In 1988, Reaven and Hoffman (2) identified the following components of a specific syndrome… CONTINUE READING