Metabolic syndrome: a marker of patients at high cardiovascular risk.

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The metabolic syndrome is a constellation of metabolic abnormalities associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). It is present in one of four adults, and its prevalence is markedly increased in obese adults and adolescents. The plasma concentration of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation, is elevated in obese patients… (More)

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