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Age-associated increase in abdominal obesity and insulin resistance, and usefulness of AHA/NHLBI definition of metabolic syndrome

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Sakurai T, Iimuro S, Araki A, Umegaki H, Ohashi Y, Yokono K, Ito H. Age-associated increase in abdominal obesity and insulin resistance, and usefulness of AHA/NHLBI definition of metabolic syndrome for predicting cardiovascular disease in Japanese elderly with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Gerentology. 2010;56(2):141-149. OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship among age-associated changes in obesity, insulin resistance, and clustering of MetS-type risk factors, in association with vascular complications, in Japanese elderly with type 2 diabetes.

Parental history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, and cardiometabolic risk factors in Asian Indian adolescents

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Anjana RM, Lakshminarayanan S, Deepa M, Farooq S, Pradeepa R, Mohan V. Parental history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, and cardiometabolic risk factors in Asian Indian adolescents. Metabolism. 2009;58(3):344-350. The objective was to study the influence of parental history of type 2 diabetes mellitus on prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MS) and other cardiometabolic risk factors in Asian Indian adolescents.

The effect of pioglitazone on recurrent myocardial infarction in 2,445 patients w type 2 diabetes & previous myocardial infarction: from PROactive Study

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Erdmann E, Dormandy JA, Charbonnel B, Massi-Benedetti M, Moules IK, Skene AM. The effect of pioglitazone on recurrent myocardial infarction in 2,445 patients with type 2 diabetes and previous myocardial infarction: results from the PROactive (PROactive 05) Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007;49(17):1772-80. This analysis from the PROactive (PROspective pioglitAzone macroVascular Events) study assesses the effects of pioglitazone on mortality and macrovascular morbidity in patients with type 2 diabetes and a previous myocardial infarction (MI).

Comparison of different definitions of the metabolic syndrome

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Sandhofer A, Iglseder B, Paulweber B, Ebenbichler CF, Patsch JR. Comparison of different definitions of the metabolic syndrome. Eur J Clin Invest. 2007;37:109-116. The International Diabetes Federation published a new definition of the metabolic syndrome.