Central obesity is important but not essential component of the metabolic syndrome for predicting diabetes mellitus in a hypertensive family-based cohort. Results from the Stanford Asia-Pacific Program for Hypertension and Insulin Resistance (SAPPHIRe) Taiwan follow-up study

Cardiovascular Diabetology, 04/27/2012

In Chinese hypertensive families, the incidence of diabetes in subjects without central obesity was similar to that in subjects with central obesity when they also had the same number of positive MetS components. Authors suggest that central obesity is very important, but not the essential component of the metabolic syndrome for predicting of new–onset diabetes.

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