Should central obesity be an optional or essential component of the metabolic syndrome? Ischemic heart disease risk in the Singapore Cardiovascular Cohort Study.

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OBJECTIVE The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) proposes that central obesity is an "essential" component of the metabolic syndrome, while the American Heart Association/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (AHA/NHLBI) proposes that central obesity is an "optional" component. This study examines the effect of the metabolic syndrome with and… (More)

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@article{Lee2007ShouldCO, title={Should central obesity be an optional or essential component of the metabolic syndrome? Ischemic heart disease risk in the Singapore Cardiovascular Cohort Study.}, author={Jeannette Y Lee and Stefan Ma and Derrick Mok Kwee Heng and C E Tan and Suok-Kai Chew and Kenneth Hughes and E. S. Mutalib Tai}, journal={Diabetes care}, year={2007}, volume={30 2}, pages={343-7} }