Cardiovascular Implications of the Metabolic Syndrome: Pathophysiology and Treatment

Vitarius, James A.
November 2006
Current Medical Literature: Cardiology;2006, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p89
Academic Journal
The article talks about metabolic syndrome, a disorder characterized by the clumping of abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension or prehypertension and hyperglycemia. The syndrome has been claimed as a secondary target of coronary heart disease risk reduction in 2001 by the National Cholesterol Education Program. This was in response to epidemiological data that connect metabolic syndrome with increased cardiovascular disease risk.


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