Abdominal obesity and metabolic syndrome

@article{Desprs2006AbdominalOA,
  title={Abdominal obesity and metabolic syndrome},
  author={J. Despr{\'e}s and I. Lemieux},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={444},
  pages={881-887}
}
Metabolic syndrome is associated with abdominal obesity, blood lipid disorders, inflammation, insulin resistance or full-blown diabetes, and increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Proposed criteria for identifying patients with metabolic syndrome have contributed greatly to preventive medicine, but the value of metabolic syndrome as a scientific concept remains controversial. The presence of metabolic syndrome alone cannot predict global cardiovascular disease risk. But abdominal… Expand
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