Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, August 11th, 2003
"Women with the metabolic syndrome (central obesity, insulin resistance, and dyslipidemia) are known to be at especially high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome increases with menopause and may partially explain the apparent acceleration in CVD after menopause," a researcher in the United States reports.
"The transition from pre- to postmenopause is associated with the emergence of many features of the metabolic syndrome, including increased central (intra-abdominal) body fat; a shift toward a more atherogenic lipid...
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