Implications of the metabolic syndrome: the new epidemic.

  title={Implications of the metabolic syndrome: the new epidemic.},
  author={Matthew J Sorrentino},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={96 4A},
On the basis of traditional risk factors, a large number of individuals in the United States can be classified as at intermediate risk for the development of ischemic heart disease. The diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome can help determine whether patients at intermediate risk should be considered for more aggressive risk-factor reduction. The measurement of novel risk factors, such as inflammatory markers, can identify a group of patients at high intermediate risk. The Adult Treatment Panel… CONTINUE READING
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