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The prevalence of metabolic syndrome and metabolically healthy obesity in Europe: a collaborative analysis of ten large cohort studies

  • Jana V van Vliet-Ostaptchouk1,
  • Marja-Liisa Nuotio2, 3,
  • Sandra N Slagter1,
  • Dany Doiron4,
  • Krista Fischer5,
  • Luisa Foco6,
  • Amadou Gaye7,
  • Martin Gögele6,
  • Margit Heier8,
  • Tero Hiekkalinna2, 3,
  • Anni Joensuu2, 3,
  • Christopher Newby7,
  • Chao Pang9, 10,
  • Eemil Partinen5,
  • Eva Reischl11,
  • Christine Schwienbacher6,
  • Mari-Liis Tammesoo5,
  • Morris A Swertz10,
  • Paul Burton7,
  • Vincent Ferretti12,
  • Isabel Fortier4,
  • Lisette Giepmans9,
  • Jennifer R Harris13,
  • Hans L Hillege9, 14,
  • Jostein Holmen15,
  • Antti Jula16,
  • Jenny E Kootstra-Ros17,
  • Kirsti Kvaløy15,
  • Turid Lingaas Holmen15,
  • Satu Männistö18,
  • Andres Metspalu5,
  • Kristian Midthjell15,
  • Madeleine J Murtagh7,
  • Annette Peters8, 11,
  • Peter P Pramstaller6, 19, 20,
  • Timo Saaristo21,
  • Veikko Salomaa16,
  • Ronald P Stolk9, 22,
  • Matti Uusitupa23,
  • Pim van der Harst14,
  • Melanie M van der Klauw1, 22,
  • Melanie Waldenberger11,
  • Markus Perola2, 3, 5 and
  • Bruce HR Wolffenbuttel1, 22Email author
Contributed equally
BMC Endocrine Disorders201414:9

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6823-14-9

Received: 26 January 2014

Accepted: 27 January 2014

Published: 1 February 2014

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26 Jan 2014 Submitted Original manuscript
12 Sep 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Altan Onat
12 Sep 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Edith Feskens
15 Nov 2013 Author responded Author comments - Bruce H.R. Wolffenbuttel
Resubmission - Version 2
15 Nov 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
26 Dec 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Altan Onat
7 Jan 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Edith Feskens
26 Jan 2014 Author responded Author comments - Bruce H.R. Wolffenbuttel
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26 Jan 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 4
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27 Jan 2014 Editorially accepted
1 Feb 2014 Article published 10.1186/1472-6823-14-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Endocrinology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen
(2)
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki
(3)
Unit of Public Health Genomics, National Institute for Health and Welfare
(4)
Research Institute of the McGill University of Health Centre
(5)
University of Tartu, Estonian Genome Center
(6)
Center for Biomedicine, European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC)
(7)
Data to Knowledge Research Group, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol
(8)
Institute of Epidemiology II, Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health
(9)
Department of Epidemiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen
(10)
Genomics Coordination Center, University of Groningen, Groningen Bioinformatics Center, and University Medical Center Groningen
(11)
Research Unit of Molecular Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health
(12)
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
(13)
Department of Genes and Environment, Division of Epidemiology, The Norwegian Institute of Public Health
(14)
Department of Cardiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen
(15)
HUNT Research Center, Department of Public Health and General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
(16)
THL-National Institute for Health and Welfare
(17)
Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen
(18)
Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare
(19)
Department of Neurology, Central Hospital
(20)
Department of Neurology, University of Lübeck
(21)
Pirkanmaa hospital district and Finnish Diabetes Association
(22)
University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, LifeLines Cohort Study
(23)
Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, University of Eastern Finland, and Research Unit, Kuopio University Hospital

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