Diagnosis criteria for Metabolic Syndrome

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These criteria were agreed upon by the International Diabetes Federation, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the American Heart Association, the World Heart Federation, the International Atherosclerosis Society and International Association for the Study of Obesity. Metabolic syndrome is associated with a hypertension, diabetes, abdominal obesity and high cholesterol.
1 - Central or abdominal obesity (measured by waist circumference): Men - 40 inches or above, Women - 35 inches or above
  • Yes
  • No
2 - Triglycerides greater than or equal to 150 milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL)
  • Yes
  • No
3 - HDL cholesterol: Men - Less than 40 mg/dL, Women - Less than 50 mg/dL
  • Yes
  • No
4 - Blood pressure greater than or equal to 130/85 millimeters of mercury (mmHg)
  • Yes
  • No
5 - Fasting glucose greater than or equal to 100 mg/dL
  • Yes
  • No

Source :
The National Cholesterol Education Program–Adult Treatment Panel III, International Diabetes Federation, and World Health Organization Definitions of the Metabolic Syndrome as Predictors of Incident Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes.Carlos Lorenzo, K Williams, KJ. Hunt, and SM. Haffner. Diabetes Care, 2007.

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