INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.135, ss.211-217, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
The role of plasma fibrinogen levels in predicting metabolic syndrome (MetS) and assessment of determinants of these levels were investigated. A total of 2234 men and women, aged 49 +/- 12 years, representative of Turkish adults who had plasma fibrinogen determinations, were prospectively evaluated and followed for a mean of 6.6 years. The modified Clauss method was used for assays. MetS was defined by ATPIII criteria modified for male abdominal obesity. MetS cases at baseline were excluded in prospective analyses.