Waist circumference is the main determinant of elevated C-reactive protein in metabolic syndrome.

@article{Nakamura2008WaistCI,
  title={Waist circumference is the main determinant of elevated C-reactive protein in metabolic syndrome.},
  author={Hirofumi Nakamura and Hiroyuki Ito and Yuhko Egami and Yoshikazu Kaji and Toru Maruyama and George Koike and Sumie Jingu and M. D. N. Harada},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  year={2008},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={330-6}
}
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is known to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. C-reactive protein (CRP) has been reported to be elevated in subjects with MetS. However, which component of MetS contributes mostly to the elevation has not been studied in detail. METHODS We studied 628 apparently healthy Japanese subjects (men 262, women 366, age 19-85 years). Body mass index, waist circumference (WC), blood pressure, lipids, glucose, insulin and CRP were measured. MetS was… CONTINUE READING

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