Association of Metabolic Syndrome with History of MI, Stroke in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
I had a home-health nurse at my house the other day to get a pre-life insurance physical done. I made a side comment about how the “well accepted” risk factors they asked for (I think the lack a waist/hip ratio when all they wanted measured was the waist initiated the conversion) where somewhat arcaic. So of course I brought up Syndrome X which she had never heard about (and she looked at me strange–almost in pity for my foolish make believe disease stories….). How can such a disease state still be unrecognized? I know frequent readers of the Updates hear this all the time, it’s just that I keep waiting for an answer.
Circulation — Abstracts: Ninomiya et al. 109 (1): 42 –