Definition of metabolic syndrome: report of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/American Heart Association conference on scientific issues related to definition.

@article{Grundy2004DefinitionOM,
  title={Definition of metabolic syndrome: report of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/American Heart Association conference on scientific issues related to definition.},
  author={Scott M Grundy and Hollis B Brewer and James I. Cleeman and Sidney C. Smith and Claude Lenfant},
  journal={Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={e13-8}
}
The National Cholesterol Education Program’s Adult Treatment Panel III report (ATP III)1 identified the metabolic syndrome as a multiplex risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) that is deserving of more clinical attention. The cardiovascular community has responded with heightened awareness and interest. ATP III criteria for metabolic syndrome differ somewhat from those of other organizations. Consequently, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, in collaboration with the American… CONTINUE READING
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