Metabolic syndrome update

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The metabolic syndrome is a multiplex risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. It is composed of atherogenic dyslipidemia, elevated blood pressure, insulin resistance and elevated glucose, a pro-thrombotic state, and a pro-inflammatory state. Excess energy intake and concomitant obesity are the major drivers of the syndrome. Lifestyle intervention can reverse metabolic risk factors, but at times, drug therapies or bariatric surgery may be required to control more overt risk factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalTrends in Cardiovascular Medicine
StateAccepted/In press - 2015


  • Diabetes
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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