The relationship of three common definitions of the metabolic syndrome with sub-clinical carotid atherosclerosis.

@article{Paras2008TheRO,
  title={The relationship of three common definitions of the metabolic syndrome with sub-clinical carotid atherosclerosis.},
  author={Erica Paras and Giovanni Battista John Mancini and Scott A Lear},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2008},
  volume={198 1},
  pages={
          228-36
        }
}
BACKGROUND Presence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) increases a patient's risk for future cardiovascular disease. However, there is no consensus as to which of the proposed definitions should be used. Therefore, using carotid atherosclerotic burden as an index of cumulative effects of atherosclerotic risk factors, we assessed the association of the three commonly used MetS definitions with sub-clinical atherosclerosis in a primary prevention population and determined if this association was… CONTINUE READING

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