Study Shows Which Men at Highest Heart Risk Tuesday, July 15, 2003 Washington (Reuters) - Researchers in Scotland said on Monday they can tell who has the highest risk of heart disease and diabetes based on three of five measurements of obesity, cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose. They said the tests might offer an easier way to tell which men are most in danger and most in need of drugs, weight loss and exercise. The five measurements are used to define metabolic syndrome, or "syndrome x." They are a measurement of unhealthy fat, usually done with a simple waist circumference check, high triglycerides -- a component of cholesterol -- low levels of HDL or "good" cholesterol, high glucose and high blood pressure. Dr. Naveed Sattar of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in Scotland and colleagues looked at data from 6,447 men taking part in a larger study of heart disease in the Glasgow area. [...] This is only an excerpt -- read the complete news at: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030711/hl_nm/arthritis_women_dc_1 Jai Maharaj http://www.mantra.com/jai Om Shanti Panchaang for 17 Ashadh 5104, Sunday, June 15, 2003: Shubhanu Nama Samvatsare Uttarayane Nartana Ritau Mithun Mase Krishna Pakshe Bhanu Vasara Yuktayam Poorvashadh Nakshatr Shukl-Brahm Yog Taitil-Gar Karan Dvitiya Yam Tithau Hindu Holocaust Museum http://www.mantra.com/holocaust Hindu life, principles, spirituality and philosophy http://www.hindu.org http://www.hindunet.org The truth about Islam and Muslims http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. The contents of this post may not have been authored by, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the poster. The contents are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. o If you send private e-mail to me, it will likely not be read, considered or answered if it does not contain your full legal name, current e-mail and postal addresses, and live-voice telephone number. o Posted for information and discussion. Views expressed by others are not necessarily those of the poster.