Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and determination of optimal cut-off values of waist circumference in university employees from Angola

@inproceedings{Magalhes2014PrevalenceOT,
  title={Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and determination of optimal cut-off values of waist circumference in university employees from Angola},
  author={Pedro Magalh{\~a}es and Daniel Pires Capingana and Jos{\'e} Geraldo Mill},
  booktitle={Cardiovascular journal of Africa},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Estimates of the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Africans may be inconsistent due to lack of African-specific cut-off values of waist circumference (WC). This study determined the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and defined optimal values of WC in Africans. METHODS This cross-sectional study collected demographic, anthropometric and clinical data of 615 Universitary employees, in Luanda, Angola. The metabolic syndrome was defined using the third report of the National… CONTINUE READING

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