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D-A Wu

A Combined Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Study of Predicting Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease by Using Haemoglobin in the Elderly

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.157
Pages: 
65–71
Synopsis: 
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) has an important implication from a preventive medicine perspective, as early recognition and intervention will reduce associated mortality and morbidity. To better identify patients at risk for developing MetS and cardiovascular disease, we conducted a combined cross-sectional and longitudinal study to shed light on the elevated haemoglobin (Hb) levels in the elderly. Haemoglobin is associated with MetS. Elevated Hb with a cut-off value of 14.6 and 13.7 for males and females respectively; can potentially be used as a marker to stratify the risks of developing MetS for both genders and cardiovascular disease in the female population.

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Accepted: 
24 Sep, 2014
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e-Published: 22 Jun, 2016
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