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High sensitivity C-reactive protein : a useful tool in risk assessment of patients with abdominal obesity?
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2012-06-05)
Background: Many obese will eventually develop diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factor for these diseases, and low-grade inflammation has been linked to all three conditions. Thesis aims: To investigate if high-sensitivity C-reactive protein can be a useful tool in risk assessment for the development of the metabolic syndrome in abdominally obese ...