Is Waist Circumference an Essential Component of the Metabolic Syndrome?

Lorenzo, Carlos; Serrano-Ríos, Manuel; Martíinez-Larrad, María T.; González-Villalpando, Clicerio; González-Sánchez, José L.; Martínez-Calatrava, María J.; Gabriel, Rafael; Haffner, Steven M.
August 2007
Diabetes Care;Aug2007, Vol. 30 Issue 8, p2141
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study on obesity as a key component of metabolic syndrome. The study involved nondiabetic subjects from Spain and Mexico City, Mexico. Results show that those with normal waist circumference has three or more metabolic disorders while insulin levels and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk were not high among subjects with increased waist circumference. It notes that insulin resistant, normal weight people have greater risk of cardiovascular diseases.


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