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March 12, 2003

Definitions of the Metabolic Syndrome—Reply

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Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(10):1240-1241. doi:10.1001/jama.289.10.1240-a

To the Editor: In their prospective cohort study, Dr Lakka and colleagues1 found that men with the metabolic syndrome were at greater risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality, even if they did not have CVD or diabetes at baseline. Further analyses are required, however, before the real prognostic value of the metabolic syndrome can be assessed.

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