Metabolic syndrome is associated with coronary artery calcium in asymptomatic white Brazilian men considered low-risk by Framingham risk score.

Raul D. Santos, Khurram Nasir, Kashif Tufail, Romeu Sergio Meneghelo, Jose A M Carvalho, Roger S Blumenthal

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The authors investigated whether the metabolic syndrome is associated with coronary artery calcium (CAC) independently of 10-year coronary heart disease risk assessment by Framingham risk scores (FRS) in asymptomatic white Brazilian men. In a group of 458 men (mean age 46+/-7 years), the 10-year coronary heart disease risk was 9%+/-8%, and the metabolic syndrome and CAC were present in 24% and 41% of the participants, respectively. Compared with those classified as low risk (or=3=51%, P=.002 for trend). The presence of the metabolic syndrome was associated with an increased risk of CAC: odds ratio, 1.94 (95% CI, 1.05-3.61); however, this finding was significant only in those individuals classified as low risk (FRS

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-146
Number of pages6
JournalPreventive Cardiology
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Metabolic syndrome is associated with coronary artery calcium in asymptomatic white Brazilian men considered low-risk by Framingham risk score. / Santos, Raul D.; Nasir, Khurram; Tufail, Kashif; Meneghelo, Romeu Sergio; Carvalho, Jose A M; Blumenthal, Roger S.

In: Preventive Cardiology, Vol. 10, No. 3, 06.2007, p. 141-146.

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Santos, Raul D. ; Nasir, Khurram ; Tufail, Kashif ; Meneghelo, Romeu Sergio ; Carvalho, Jose A M ; Blumenthal, Roger S. / Metabolic syndrome is associated with coronary artery calcium in asymptomatic white Brazilian men considered low-risk by Framingham risk score. In: Preventive Cardiology. 2007 ; Vol. 10, No. 3. pp. 141-146.
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