Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in a large health check-up population in Taiwan.

@article{Chuang2004PrevalenceOM,
  title={Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in a large health check-up population in Taiwan.},
  author={Shao-Yuan Chuang and Chen-Huan Chen and Pesus Chou},
  journal={Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA},
  year={2004},
  volume={67 12},
  pages={611-20}
}
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and the development of type 2 diabetes. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in a large health check-up population in Taiwan. METHODS During the period of 2000-2001, about 120,000 adults aged 20 years and above received health check-ups at the MJ Health Screening Centers. Among these, 24,329 participants with complete data on waist circumference, blood pressure… CONTINUE READING