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Metabolic syndrome increases all-cause and vascular mortality: the Hong Kong Cardiovascular Risk Factor Study.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical endocrinology
Publication Date
Volume
66
Issue
5
Pages
666–671
Identifiers
PMID: 17381490
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

This study shows that the metabolic syndrome is associated with increased mortality risk in an Asian population. The high prevalence of the metabolic syndrome, particularly in the elderly, forewarns of a rapidly increasing problem in mainland China, and other Asian populations, which could have overwhelming public health ramifications.

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