Hypertension, serum insulin, obesity and the metabolic syndrome

  title={Hypertension, serum insulin, obesity and the metabolic syndrome},
  author={SG Wannamethee and AG Shaper and PN Durrington and Ij Perry},
  journal={Journal of Human Hypertension},
Background and aims: In recent years it has been proposed that hypertension is part of a cluster of metabolic risk factors (syndrome X) involving hyperlipidaemia and hyperglycaemia, with hyperinsulinaemia as the common link. This study has investigated: (1) the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and its component variables and their relationship to body mass index (BMI) and non-fasting insulin levels in a general population; and (2) the distribution and clustering of metabolic variables in… CONTINUE READING