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Title: Differences in traditional and emerging cardiovascular risk factors of subjects discordantly classified by metabolic syndrome definitions of the International Diabetes Federation and the National Cholesterol Education Program
Authors: Boronat, M. 
Saavedra Santana, Pedro 
Varillas, V. F.
Wagner, A. M. 
López-Plasencia, Y. 
Alberiche, M. P. 
Novoa Mogollón, Francisco 
UNESCO Clasification: 32 Ciencias médicas
Keywords: Treatment-Panel-Iii
Disease
Population
Prevalence
Heart, et al
Issue Date: 2009
Journal: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases 
Abstract: Background and aim: Several, working definitions of metabolic syndrome have been proposed for clinical use. However, individuals can be discordantly classified as having or not having metabolic syndrome depending on the choice of one or another definition. This study compared the cardiovascular risk profile of subjects concordantly and discordantly diagnosed by the criteria of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) and the criteria of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).Methods and results: Nine hundred and twenty-nine non-diabetic adult subjects belonging to a cross-sectional population-based study in Gran Canaria island (Spain) were assessed. Participants completed a questionnaire and underwent physical examination, fasting blood analyses, and a standardized oral. glucose tolerance test.Two hundred and four subjects (22%) had metabolic syndrome according to both definitions, 31 (3.3%) only by the OF criteria, and 5 (0.5%) only by the NCEP criteria. Participants fulfilling both proposals showed more adverse age and sex-adjusted measures of BMI, waist, HDL chotesterol, triglycerides, post-load glucose, HOMA-IR and plasminogen inhibitor activator-1 (PAI-1) than individuals exclusively satisfying the IDF criteria. Moreover, in contrast to subjects meeting both criteria, those that fulfilled only the IDF criteria had levels of BMI, waist, total and HDL cholesterol, post-load glucose, glycated HbA1c, C-reactive protein, PAI-1 and fibrinogen not significantly different from those observed in subjects without metabolic syndrome.Conclusion: The IDF definition identifies a surplus of individuals whose cardiovascular risk profile, particularly regarding to some non-traditional cardiovascular risk factors, is less adverse than that observed in subjects also diagnosed by the NCEP definition.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/47976
ISSN: 0939-4753
DOI: 10.1016/j.numecd.2008.07.010
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases[ISSN 0939-4753],v. 19, p. 417-422 (Julio 2009)
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