What is metabolic syndrome and how is it linked to heart disease?
Bangalore Diabetes Centre & Diagnostic Lab
Kalyan nagar, Bengaluru Feb 9, 2017
Metabolic syndrome is a grouping of traits and medical conditions that puts people at risk for both heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It is defined by the National Cholesterol Education Program as having any three of the following five traits and medical conditions:
|Traits and Medical Conditions||Definition|
|Elevated waist circumference||Waist measurement of|
|Elevated levels of triglycerides|
|Low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol|
|Elevated blood pressure levels|
|Elevated fasting blood glucose levels|
Source: Grundy SM, et al. Diagnosis and Management of the Metabolic Syndrome: An American Heart Association/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Scientific Statement. Circulation. 2005;112:2735–2752.
Note: Other definitions of similar conditions have been developed by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the International Diabetes Federation, and the World Health Organization.