Metabolic syndrome in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes—still a matter of debate?

@article{Ma2013MetabolicSI,
  title={Metabolic syndrome in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes—still a matter of debate?},
  author={Xu Ma and Shuhan Zhu},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2013},
  volume={67},
  pages={518-521}
}
After metabolic syndrome was first introduced to identify persons at greater cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, it has been associated with an increased risk of CVD and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Obesity has been considered as the fundamental factor in metabolic syndrome and it is thought to be mediated, at least in part by the role of the adipocyte in controlling circulating free fatty acids and the development of insulin resistance. However, the obese population is not perfectly overlapped with… CONTINUE READING