Risk stratification based on metabolic syndrome as well as non- metabolic risk factors in the assessment of carotid atherosclerosis.


AIM We aimed to develop a new approach to risk stratification using metabolic syndrome as well as traditional non-metabolic risk factors, and to examine its validity in carotid atherosclerosis. METHODS A total of 1,189 men and women aged 21-93 years old were stratified according to the absence or presence of metabolic syndrome defined by Japanese criteria… (More)


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