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

Reaven, Gerald M.
March 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/17/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 6, p601
Academic Journal
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.


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