Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a combination of medical disorders that, when occurring together, increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Some studies have shown the prevalence in the USA to be an estimated 25% of the population, and prevalence increases with age.

Metabolic syndrome is also known as metabolic syndrome X, cardiometabolic syndrome, syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, Reaven's syndrome (named for Gerald Reaven), and CHAOS (in Australia).

Read more about Metabolic SyndromeDefinitions and Diagnosis, History, Etiology, Pathophysiology, Signs and Symptoms, Prevention, Therapy, Controversy

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Metabolic Syndrome - Controversy
... The clinical value of using "metabolic syndrome" as a diagnosis has recently come under fire ... existence, and that when confounding factors such as obesity are accounted for, diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome has a negligible association with the risk of heart disease ... a joint statement identifying eight major concerns on the clinical utility of the metabolic syndrome ...
Foopah - Diagnosis - Index of Central Obesity
... widely-used waist circumference in defining metabolic syndrome ... The same was used in defining metabolic syndrome ... further tested a modified definition of metabolic syndrome in which waist circumference was replaced with ICO in the National Health and Nutrition ...
Adiposopathy - History
... belly or abdominal (visceral) region, that this is another example of sick fat that promotes metabolic diseases ... changes in fat cell and fat tissue anatomy result in sick fat which causes metabolic disease ... recognizing fat tissue as an underlying cause of metabolic disease has been the problematic issues that have arisen with the “metabolic syndrome.” The metabolic ...
Androgenic Alopecia - Male Homologue To PCOS
... association between early androgenic alopecia, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, with low HDL being the component of metabolic syndrome with highest association ... the male homologue, or phenotype, of polycystic ovary syndrome ... of hyperinsulinemia in family members of women with polycystic ovarian syndrome ...
... mistaken for diabetes or hyperglycaemia, hyperinsulinemia can result from a variety of metabolic diseases and conditions ... These conditions are collectively known as Metabolic syndrome ... This close association between hyperinsulinemia and conditions of metabolic syndrome suggest related or common mechanisms of pathogenicity ...

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