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Metabolic syndrome among Sri Lankan adults: prevalence, patterns and correlates.

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Metabolic Syndrome (MS) increases the risk for Coronary Artery Disease, stroke and diabetes. MS is twice more common amongst South Asian immigrants in US compared to native Caucasians. There are no nationally representative studies on prevalence of MS from any of the South Asian countries. The present study aims to evaluate the prevalence of MS among Sri Lankan adults and investigates its relationships with socio-demographic, clinical and biochemical parameters. Data on MS and its associated...

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10.1186/1758-5996-4-24

Authors


Katulanda, P More by this author
Ranasinghe, P More by this author
Jayawardana, R More by this author
Sheriff, R More by this author
Matthews, DR More by this author
Journal:
Diabetology and metabolic syndrome
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Pages:
24
Publication date:
2012
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EISSN:
1758-5996
ISSN:
1758-5996
URN:
uuid:932d1341-7126-4157-b2fd-223cd89eb366
Source identifiers:
348840
Local pid:
pubs:348840

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