The metabolic syndrome among postmenopausal women in rural Canton: prevalence, associated factors, and the optimal obesity and atherogenic indices.

TitleThe metabolic syndrome among postmenopausal women in rural Canton: prevalence, associated factors, and the optimal obesity and atherogenic indices.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLiang H, Chen X, Chen Q, Wang Y, Wu X, Li Y, Pan B, Liu H, Li M
JournalPloS one
Volume8
Issue9
Paginatione74121
Date Published2013
Abstract

This research aimed to (i) determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components; (ii) assess factors associated with MetS, and (iii) define optimal ethnic-specific cutoffs of obesity- and atherogenic-based markers to predict MetS among postmenopausal women in rural Canton.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0075479
Alternate JournalPLoS ONE