The metabolic syndrome: recognition and management

Hall WD, Watkins LO, Wright JT, Wenger NK, Kumanyika SK, Gavin JR, Ferdinand KC, Watson K, Clark LT, Flack JM, Reed JW, Horton EW, Saunders E 

The National Cholesterol Education Program defines the metabolic syndrome as three or more of five abnormalities: waist circumference of >40 in (102 cm) for men or >35 in (88 cm) for women, triglyceride level of >/=150 mg/dL, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol of <40 mg/dL in men or <50 mg/dL in women, blood pressure of >/=130/>/=85 mm Hg, and fasting glucose of >/=110 mg/dL. It is related to insulin resistance, but the two terms are not synonymous.  (more) 


Hall WD, Watkins LO, Wright JT et al. The metabolic syndrome: recognition and management. Dis Manag. 2006;9:16-33. 

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