Association of body mass index, metabolic syndrome, and leukocyte count

Milind Y. Desai, Darshan Dalal, Raul D. Santos, Jose A M Carvalho, Khurram Nasir, Roger S Blumenthal

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Obesity and metabolic syndrome (MS), which often co-exist, are associated with an increased cardiovascular risk. An increased leukocyte count is also associated with an increased cardiovascular risk. However, the role of obesity, independent of MS, has been debated. We sought to assess the influence of MS on the association of obesity and leukocyte count in asymptomatic patients. The data from 431 asymptomatic Brazilian men (mean age 46 ± 7 years), who presented for cardiovascular risk assessment, were analyzed. MS was defined as the presence of 2. Confounding variables (age, smoking, lipid-lowering therapy, and physical activity) and leukocyte count (109/L) were recorded. The patients were divided into 4 groups: group1, no obesity and no MS; group 2, obesity but no MS; group 3, no obesity but MS; and group 4, obesity and MS. The mean leukocyte count increased from groups 1 to 4 (6.10 ± 0.09, 6.42 ± 0.28, 6.71 ± 0.21, and 6.96 ± 0.22 × 10 9/L, p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)835-838
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume97
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2006

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Association of body mass index, metabolic syndrome, and leukocyte count. / Desai, Milind Y.; Dalal, Darshan; Santos, Raul D.; Carvalho, Jose A M; Nasir, Khurram; Blumenthal, Roger S.

In: The American Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 97, No. 6, 15.03.2006, p. 835-838.

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Desai, Milind Y. ; Dalal, Darshan ; Santos, Raul D. ; Carvalho, Jose A M ; Nasir, Khurram ; Blumenthal, Roger S. / Association of body mass index, metabolic syndrome, and leukocyte count. In: The American Journal of Cardiology. 2006 ; Vol. 97, No. 6. pp. 835-838.
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