metabolic syndrome


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metabolic syndrome

n.
A combination of metabolic abnormalities that sometimes accompany abdominal obesity, such as insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, elevated fasting blood levels of glucose, and elevated blood pressure, and are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

metabolic syndrome

n
(Medicine) a condition associated with obesity including symptoms such as glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, and raised blood pressure, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes
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Depending on the definition used, the metabolic syndrome may include measures of general obesity (As reflected by BMI), central obesity.
Kim, lead author of the study said, "This is the largest study examining a dose-response association between sleep duration and metabolic syndrome and its components separately for men and women.
According to a study published in the journal BMC Public Health on Tuesday, which involved 133,608 Korean men and women aged 40-69 years old, the researchers at Seoul National University College of Medicine found that, compared to individuals who slept six to seven hours per day, men who slept fewer than six hours were more likely to have metabolic syndrome and higher waist circumference.
Patients were categorized as having metabolic syndrome if their waist circumference was >40cm for males and >35cm for females or their BMI was >30kg/m2 plus they had any two abnormalities among hypertension, raised fasting plasma triglycerides, reduced HDL and raised fasting blood sugar level.
The researchers found that the groups with and without metabolic syndrome had similar mean pure-tone audiometry thresholds at baseline but that recovery rates after treatment were significantly lower in the metabolic syndrome group.
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions closely linked to obesity that includes increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels and when these conditions occur together, they increase a person's risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
One in three American adults live with metabolic syndrome, which features obesity, high blood pressure, and increased blood glucose, and can lead to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even death.
Researchers found that at least 1,147 participants or 15% of them had developed metabolic syndrome over the follow-up period.
Conclusion: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome is increasing in our adolescent population which demands screening from childhood and early adolescence.
Conclusion: A considerable number of patients with NAFLD had metabolic syndrome. There was a close correlation between NAFLD and metabolic syndrome.
Material and method: The study included 61 patients with obesity, 51 patients with metabolic syndrome and 59 healthy controls aged 10-16 years.
GDM is a known risk factor for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, but it hasn't been clear until now how subsequent pregnancies influence the risk, reported Michael Varner, MD, of the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and his coauthors (Obstet Gynecol.