Definitions of metabolic syndrome: Where are we now?

@article{Daskalopoulou2006DefinitionsOM,
  title={Definitions of metabolic syndrome: Where are we now?},
  author={Stella S Daskalopoulou and Vassilis G Athyros and Genovefa D. Kolovou and Katherine K. Anagnostopoulou and Dimitri P. Mikhailidis},
  journal={Current vascular pharmacology},
  year={2006},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={185-97}
}
The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of metabolic abnormalities including abdominal obesity, glucose intolerance, hypertension and dyslipidaemia and is associated with an increased risk of vascular events. Since the initial description of the MetS, several expert groups produced different definitions. This variability led to confusion and absence of comparability between studies. Although there is agreement that the MetS is a major public health challenge worldwide and consistent evidence… CONTINUE READING
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