Prevalence and determinants of metabolic syndrome according to three definitions in middle-aged Chinese men.

@article{Villegas2009PrevalenceAD,
  title={Prevalence and determinants of metabolic syndrome according to three definitions in middle-aged Chinese men.},
  author={Raquel Avila Villegas and Y. P. Xiang and Gong Yang and Qiuyin Cai and Sergio Fazio and Macrae F Linton and Tom Elasy and Wang Hong Xu and Honglan Li and Hui Cai and Yu-tang Gao and Wei Zheng and Xiao-Ou Shu},
  journal={Metabolic syndrome and related disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={
          37-45
        }
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of metabolic syndrome has varied markedly between different studies because of the lack of internationally agreed-upon criteria to define the condition. We estimated the prevalence and lifestyle risk factors of metabolic syndrome according to three definitions of metabolic syndrome in urban Chinese men participating in the Shanghai Men's Health Study (SMHS). METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 3988 middle-aged, urban Chinese men 40-74 years of age who were free of… CONTINUE READING
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