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Association between metabolic syndrome, smoking status and coronary artery calcification

Body Composition Assessment
Yun-Ah Lee
Used Parameters : BMI

Publication Year : 2015

Country : Korea

Journal : PLoS One

Coronary artery calcification (CAC), an indicator of coronary artery stenosis, is an independent risk factor of ischemic heart disease. Smoking increases the risk of metabolic syndrome (MS) and cardiovascular disease. Almost no previous studies have evaluated the combined effect of MS and smoking status on CAC. Therefore, in this study we examined the relationships between CAC, MS, and smoking. This study included 775 adult males without histories of cardiovascular disease who visited the Health Promotion Center at the University …
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