Study links cardiometabolic risk factors to premature death

02/18/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Researchers looked at data on 9,245 people ages 12 to 39 and found that cardiometabolic risk factors such as central obesity, smoking and hyperglycemia were associated with a higher risk of death before age 55. Analysis also showed a higher risk of all-cause death related to hypertension and high total and non-HDL cholesterol in women, but not in men. The study appeared online in the journal Pediatrics.

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