Association between metabolic syndrome and subclinical coronary atherosclerosis in asymptomatic adults

Am J Cardiol. 2004 Dec 15;94(12):1554-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.08.038.


Metabolic syndrome was associated with the presence and quantity of coronary artery calcium, a marker of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis, in 1,129 asymptomatic adults, ages 20 to 79 years, from a community-based study. The association was independent of 10-year risk of coronary heart disease based on the Framingham risk score.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Calcium / analysis
  • Coronary Artery Disease / complications*
  • Coronary Vessels / metabolism
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Metabolic Syndrome / complications*
  • Middle Aged


  • Calcium