The central arterial burden of the metabolic syndrome is similar in men and women: The SardiNIA Study

Angelo Scuteri, Samer S. Najjar, Marco Orru', Gianluca Usala, Maria Grazia Piras, Luigi Ferrucci, Antonio Cao, David Schlessinger, Manuela Uda, Edward G. Lakatta

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Abstract

Aims We evaluated whether specific clusters of metabolic syndrome (MetS) components differentially impact on arterial structure and function, and whether the impact is similar in men and in women.Methods and results Components of the MetS and arterial properties were assessed in 6148 subjects, aged 14-102 in a cluster of four towns in Sardinia, Italy. MetS was defined in accordance with the ATP III criteria. Age groups were classified as:

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)602-613
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • Ageing
  • Arterial stiffness
  • Carotid IMT
  • Gender
  • Metabolic syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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