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Is it smoking or related lifestyle variables that increase metabolic syndrome risk?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, September 2013
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Is it smoking or related lifestyle variables that increase metabolic syndrome risk?
Published in
BMC Medicine, September 2013
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-11-196
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Mikael Rabaeus, Patricia Salen, Michel de Lorgeril


Metabolic syndrome is considered as mainly caused by a deleterious lifestyle (sedentarity and diet). That smoking contributes to metabolic syndrome had been suggested by several small studies and a meta-analysis. The interesting study by Slagter et al. published in BMC Medicine is the first very large study confirming this association in both genders, in all classes of body mass index, and in a dose-related manner. Surprisingly, smoking is even associated with increased abdominal fat. Rather than a direct causal effect of smoking, the reason for these associations is most probably the frequent presence of other lifestyle components in smokers. For example, physical inactivity and alcohol drinking are known to be more often present in smokers and could completely explain the observations of the Slagter et al. study. Unfortunately, these factors, already not properly checked in the first studies, were not assessed at all in the present one. However, as it is still on-going, we hope that other lifestyle factors will be included in future publications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 4%
Unknown 24 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 20%
Student > Bachelor 4 16%
Other 3 12%
Researcher 2 8%
Student > Postgraduate 2 8%
Other 4 16%
Unknown 5 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 40%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 8%
Social Sciences 2 8%
Psychology 1 4%
Environmental Science 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 7 28%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 September 2013.
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