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Confounders in chronic stress at work and metabolic syndrome

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 11 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1153
  1. John S Yudkin (, professor of medicine
  1. University College London, Archway Campus, London N19 5LW

    EDITOR—Chandola et al have fallen into the trap of confusing a clinical clustering of risk factors, the metabolic syndrome, with a physiological construct.1 Their definition of metabolic syndrome is that of the NCEPATP III, a panel concerned with clinical identification of subjects at high cardiovascular risk. The panel report notes that excess body fat (particularly abdominal obesity) is an …

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