The Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a change in the very frequent health worldwide, accounting for a huge number of deaths related pathologies. However, most people do not know exactly what it is about this syndrome. In the present publication we seek to supply all information needs on the subject.
The metabolic syndrome has been the subject of studies by many researchers in recent years. It can be defined as a group of related risk factors of metabolic origin that directly contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and / or type 2 diabetes are considered as metabolic risk factors atherogenic dyslipidemia (hypertriglyceridemia, high levels of apolipoprotein B, LDL cholesterol particles and small, dense low HDL cholesterol), hypertension, hyperglycaemia and amatory pro-inf and prothrombotic state (Grundy et al., 2005).
Single or multiple causes for the development of MS concerned, but it is suggested that the localized abdominal fat and insulin resistance appear to play a key role has not yet been performed (Grundy et al., 2005).
Below check the criteria of NCEP / ATP III, the most widely used definition of the metabolic syndrome:
Park et al. (2003) reported the percentage of risk factors in the US population, numbers that can serve as a subsidy for the neglect:
• 4.6% of men with normal BMI;
• 22.4% of overweight men;
• 59.6% of obese men;
• 6.2% of women with a normal BMI;
• 28.1% of overweight women;
• 50.0% of obese women.
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Park YW, Zhu S, Palaniappan L, Heshka S, Carnethon MR, Heymsfield SB. The metabolic syndrome: prevalence and associated risk factor fi ndings in the US population from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994. Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(4):427-3.