The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in the general population and its relation to morbidity and mortality

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description (abstract)

Researchers: Tuomilehto Jaakko, Hu Gang, Qiao Qing

Biological risk factors such as hypertension, obesity, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance and hyperglycemia are known to be highly intercorrelated and to be risk factors for both cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Even more effects on disease have been suggested in the presence of a combination of these factors. The general objective of the study is to evaluate the impact of applying different diagnostic criteria including but not limited to WHO and NCEP/ATPIII for the MetSyn.

Effective start/end date01/01/2000 → …

Fields of Science

  • 3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
  • morbidity
  • mortality
  • metabolic syndrome