Modal subcomponents of metabolic syndrome in patients with bipolar disorder.

  title={Modal subcomponents of metabolic syndrome in patients with bipolar disorder.},
  author={Jeffrey Cardenas and Mark A. Frye and Susan L Marusak and Eric M Levander and Jason W Chirichigno and Stryder Lewis and Shoshanna D Nakelsky and Sun Hong Hwang and Jim Mintz and Lori L. Altshuler},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  volume={106 1-2},
BACKGROUND The metabolic syndrome is a growing global public health problem. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence rate and modal subcomponents of the metabolic syndrome in subjects treated at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center Bipolar Clinic. METHODS In this cross-sectional design study, using the National Cholesterol Education Program definition, metabolic syndrome prevalence rates were calculated. RESULTS 48/98 (49%) of subjects met criteria for metabolic… CONTINUE READING

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