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MMP-9 in relation to total risk load.
Dichotomies of eight risk factors are taken into account in the analysis: n=326 with full information on every variable. Blood pressure (SBP>160 and/or DBP>100 mm Hg and/or using antihypertensive agents, n=81), LDL/HDL (ratio >3, n=54), obesity (BMI>30, n=67), diabetes (yes, n=22), smoking (yes, n=57), alcohol intake (>170 grams/week, n=37), low physical activity (all other than top ordinal category, n=272), low fruit and vegetables intake (all other than top ordinal category n=307). Mean and 95% confidence intervals.