Monday, October 19, 2009

New Definition of Metabolic Syndrome

Did you know the new definition of Metabolic Syndrome? Did you know that waist circumference is now one of five criteria that physicians can use to diagnose metabolic syndrome?

The ATP III guidelines earlier did not consider the waist circumference as an important criteria, to diagnose metabolic syndrome, but a recent statement published online on October 5, 2009 in Circulation actually is a step forward to streamline the use of abdominal obesity in determination of risk of developing metabolic syndrome. The new statement on metabolic syndrome is a combined effort by International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the World Heart Federation, the International Atheroschlerosis Society, and the American Heart Association (AHA).

According to the new definition, people with any three of the following five criteria are considered to have the metabolic syndrome:
1. Increased waist circumference (population and country specific cut points)
2. High triglycerides (≥150 mg/dL)
3. Reduced HDL cholesterol (<40 mg/dL for males and <50 mg/dL for females)
4. Elevated blood pressure (Systolic ≥130 mm Hg and/or diastolic ≥ 85 mm Hg
5. Increased fasting glucose ≥ 100 mg/dL


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  2. which is more easily detected with this syndrome only take a waist measurement and the doctor may make a diagnosis.