Whereas the global epidemic of type 2 diabetes is now well characterized (1), data on the occurrence of the metabolic syndrome in populations are limited (2–5). The lack of an accepted internationally agreed definition has impeded epidemiological work on the prevalence and antecedents of this syndrome. Two definitions of the syndrome have been proposed, one by the World Health Organization (MSWHO) (6), and one in the U.S. Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program, Adult Treat...
To identify and characterise dietary patterns in a middle-aged Irish population sample and study associations between these patterns, sociodemographic and anthropometric variables and major risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
A cross-sectional study.
SUBJECTS AND METHODS:
A group of 1473 men and women were sampled from 17 general practice lists in the South of Ireland. A total of 1018 attended for screening, with a re...
Contemporary Irish data on the prevalence of major cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors are sparse. The primary aims of this study were (1) to estimate the prevalence of major cardiovascular disease risk factors, including Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, in the general population of men and women between the ages of 50 and 69 years; and (2) to estimate the proportion of individuals in this age group at high absolute risk of cardiovascular disease events on the basis of pre-exis...