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Increased incidence of metabolic syndrome in older men with high normotension.
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PMID:  23035946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Introduction: Hypertension and prehypertension are correlated with future cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes. Whether these harmful effects of the blood pressure (BP) could be found in normotensive is of interest. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, totally 2388 normotensive older men aged 65-80 years undergoing routine health examinations were enrolled. To eliminate the influence of age on BP, subjects were initially grouped in each age stratum. Then in each age-stratum, subjects were further grouped into low, middle and high-tertile systolic BP (SBP) subgroups. Finally, all the low-tertile subgroups in each age stratum were gathered to form Group-1. Similarly, Group-2 (middle-tertile) and Group-3 (high-tertile) were also created. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) was regarded as having risks for future CVD and diabetes. Results: Age, waist circumstance (WC), fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and log triglyceride (TG) were independently and significantly correlated with SBP by multiple linear regression analysis. On the other hand, logistic regression showed that Group-3 had significant higher odds ratios (ORs) for having abnormal WC, FPG and TG. In addition, Group-3 presented a 1.55-fold OR (p < 0.001) for having MetS than Group-1. Conclusions: In normotensive older men, the risk for having MetS was significantly associated with higher SBP. Primary prevention of hypertension should be stressed.
Leay-Kiaw Er; Yen-Lin Chen; Dee Pei; Shu Chuen Lau; Shi-Wen Kuo; Chun-Hsien Hsu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  The aging male : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-0790     ISO Abbreviation:  Aging Male     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808210     Medline TA:  Aging Male     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital , Taipei , Taiwan.
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