Metabolic Syndrome

Thomas G. Allison

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Metabolic Syndrome

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Metabolic syndrome is a novel CV risk factor that has generated widespread interest—and controversy—since its inclusion in the Adult Treatment Panel III of the National Cholesterol Education Program. The National Cholesterol Education Program lists 5 characteristics for consideration of metabolic syndrome: large waist circumference, low HDL-C level, high triglyceride level, elevated blood pressure, and impaired fasting glucose level. Controversies surrounding metabolic syndrome, its prevalence, and its relation to other cardiovascular risk factors are reviewed in this chapter.

Chapter.  3926 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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