TITLE

Is diagnosing metabolic syndrome a uniquely simple way to predict incident type 2 diabetes mellitus?

AUTHOR(S)
Reaven, Gerald M.
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/17/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 6, p601
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
In this article the author discusses the role played by diagnosing metabolic syndrome in identifying the risk of individuals to type 2 diabetes mellitus in Canada. He presents the result of the study conducted by Sylvia H. Ley and colleagues which reveals that metabolic syndrome is a determinant of type 2 diabetes in an Aboriginal community. However, the author contends that other factors, aside from metabolic syndrome, should be assessed for the risk of diabetes.
ACCESSION #
36872504

 

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