Animal models of metabolic syndrome: a review

  title={Animal models of metabolic syndrome: a review},
  author={Sok Kuan Wong and Kok-Yong Chin and Farihah Hj Suhaimi and Ahmad Fairus and Soelaiman Ima-Nirwana},
  booktitle={Nutrition & metabolism},
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) consists of several medical conditions that collectively predict the risk for cardiovascular disease better than the sum of individual conditions. The risk of developing MetS in human depends on synergy of both genetic and environmental factors. Being a multifactorial condition with alarming rate of prevalence nowadays, establishment of appropriate experimental animal models mimicking the disease state in humans is crucial in order to solve the difficulties in… CONTINUE READING