The metabolic syndrome and retinal microvascular signs in a Japanese population: the Funagata study.

@article{Kawasaki2008TheMS,
  title={The metabolic syndrome and retinal microvascular signs in a Japanese population: the Funagata study.},
  author={Ryo Kawasaki and James M. Tielsch and Jie Jin Wang and Tien Yin Wong and Paul Mitchell and Yasuo Tano and Makoto Tominaga and Toshihide Oizumi and Makoto Daimon and Takeo Kato and Sumio Kawata and Takamasa Kayama and Hidetoshi Yamashita},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2008},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={161-6}
}
AIMS To determine the relationship of metabolic syndrome and its components with retinopathy and other retinal microvascular signs in a Japanese population. METHODS The Funagata study recruited 1961 (53.3% of eligible) Japanese aged 35 or older. The metabolic syndrome was diagnosed primarily using definitions of the International Diabetes Federation. Retinopathy and retinal microvascular signs were assessed from fundus photographs. Retinal arteriolar and venular diameters were measured using… CONTINUE READING

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