The metabolic syndrome defined

Neil J. Stone, Jennifer Berliner

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In the past decade, sedentary lifestyles, atherogenic high calorie diets, and weight gains have characterized adolescents and adults in the United States and in many countries across the globe.1,2 Indeed, a recent report2 estimated the prevalences of overweight and obese people in the U.S. above 60 and 30%, respectively. This is not a unique burden for the U.S., but reflects a worldwide trend demonstrating an increased prevalence in metabolic risk factors3,4 including visceral obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia with abnormal values for triglycerides and high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c), hypertension, and (if measured) prothrombotic and inflammatory markers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOxidative Stress and Inflammatory Mechanisms in Obesity, Diabetes, and the Metabolic Syndrome
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781420043792
ISBN (Print)1420043781, 9781420043785
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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