"The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of ageing and body mass index (BMI) on the revised National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP)-defined metabolicsyndrome, its components, diabetes and coronary heart diseaseprevalence using the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Data from adults aged 20 and older who received morning physical examinations after a fast of at least 9 h (n = 7959), representing 196.8 million Americans were used in this analysis," investigators in the United States report.
"The population was stratified by age deciles and BMI categories using standard definitions of overweight and obesity. Due to small sample...
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