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Relative importance of the metabolic syndrome as a cardiovascular risk factor in Sri Lankans

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Upali Illangesekera ,

Professor in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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N S B Dissanayake

Research Assistant in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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Abstract

The relative importance of the metabolic syndrome as a cardiovascular risk factor was determined by comparing its prevalence in a sample of 1018 subjects with cardiovascular disease with those without established cardiovascular disease. According to these data metabolic syndrome was not associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease. However, there was positive correlation between individual cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension,smoking,dyslipidaemia and a family history of cardiovascular disease). Waist circumference on its own was only poorly correlated with cardiovascular disease compared to the other risk factors.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sjdem.v2i1.4337

Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism 2012; 2: 49-51

 

 

How to Cite: Illangesekera, U. & Dissanayake, N.S.B., (2012). Relative importance of the metabolic syndrome as a cardiovascular risk factor in Sri Lankans. Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2(1), pp.49–51. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sjdem.v2i1.4337
Published on 20 May 2012.
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