A1 Journal article – refereed
A longitudinal analysis on associations of adiponectin levels with metabolic syndrome and carotid artery intima-media thickness. The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study

List of Authors: Juonala M, Saarikoski LA, Viikari JSA, Oikonen M, Lehtimaki T, Lyytikainen LP, Huupponen R, Magnussen CG, Koskinen J, Laitinen T, Taittonen L, Kahonen M, Kivimaki M, Raitakari OT
Publication year: 2011
Journal: Atherosclerosis
Journal name in source: ATHEROSCLEROSIS
Journal acronym: ATHEROSCLEROSIS
Number in series: 1
Volume number: 217
Issue number: 1
Number of pages: 6
ISSN: 0021-9150

Conclusions: Among young adults, high adiponectin levels were associated with decreased incidence of MetS. Moreover, our data suggest that individuals with MetS are more vulnerable to the proatherogenic effects of low adiponectin levels. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

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