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What is metabolic syndrome and how is it linked to heart disease?

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Bangalore Diabetes Centre & Diagnostic Lab

  Kalyan nagar, Bengaluru     Feb 9, 2017

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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 ConditionsDefinition
Elevated waist circumferenceWaist measurement of
  • 40 inches or more in men
  • 35 inches or more in women
Elevated levels of triglycerides
  • 150 mg/dL or higher
    or
    Taking medication for elevated triglyceride levels
Low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol
  • Below 40 mg/dL in men
  • Below 50 mg/dL in women
    or
    Taking medication for low HDL cholesterol levels
Elevated blood pressure levels
  • 130 mm Hg or higher for systolic blood pressure or
  • 85 mm Hg or higher for diastolic blood pressure
    or
    Taking medication for elevated blood pressure levels
Elevated fasting blood glucose levels
  • 100 mg/dL or higher
    or
    Taking medication for elevated blood glucose levels


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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.


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