Stressful Life Events and the Metabolic Syndrome

  title={Stressful Life Events and the Metabolic Syndrome},
  author={Antti-Jussi Pyykk{\"o}nen and Katri R{\"a}ikk{\"o}nen and Tiinamaija Tuomi and Johan G Eriksson and Leif Groop and Bo Isomaa},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
OBJECTIVE Stress may play a role in the pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome. However, the scant evidence available is not population-based, restricting the external validity of the findings. Our aim was to test associations between stressful life events, their accumulation, and the metabolic syndrome in a large population-based cohort. We also tested associations between stress and the individual components related to the metabolic syndrome. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This was a… CONTINUE READING
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