Metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke. It is characterized by elevated blood pressure, large waist circumference, and low HDL-cholesterol levels. As societies transform and develop, the incidence of metabolic syndrome increases. For example, 40% of women and 29% of men living in Nairobi have metabolic syndrome.
People can still be malnourished, missing essential vitamins and minerals, even when they are overweight. Because metabolic syndrome is primarily a disorder of abdominal obesity, Yakub and colleagues evaluated the association between plasma homocysteine (Hcy) concentrations andRead More »