Obesity, risk factors, and predicting cardiovascular events.

@article{Criqui2005ObesityRF,
  title={Obesity, risk factors, and predicting cardiovascular events.},
  author={Michael H. Criqui},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2005},
  volume={111 15},
  pages={1869-70}
}
APubMed search in March 2005 with the key word “metabolic syndrome” yielded 10 000 references. Past labels for this disorder include “syndrome X,” “deadly quartet,” and “cardiovascular dysmetabolic syndrome.”1–3 What is driving the current increased interest in the metabolic syndrome? Possibly the impetus comes from the dramatic increases in obesity in the… CONTINUE READING