OBJECTIVE: The metabolic syndrome is more common in socially disadvantaged groups. Inequalities in household wealth are currently widening and may contribute to the increasing prevalence of the metabolic syndrome. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional analysis of 1,509 women and 4,090 men (aged 45.2-68.9 years) of an occupational cohort study of 20 civil service departments located in London, U.K. Components of the metabolic syndrome were measured in 1997-1999 and defined us...Expand abstract
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Household wealth and the metabolic syndrome in the Whitehall II study.
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