Metabolic Syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors which together raise your risk of developing CVD related diseases and Type 2 diabetes. People who develop Metabolic Syndrome are often ovenNeight or obese.
According to the new deﬁnition for Metabolic Syndrome, for a person to be deﬁned as having MetS, a person must have central obesity as determined by the waist measurements below, plus any two of the four additional factors.
Ethnicity Gender Waist circumference
Europids Male >=94cm
South Asians Male >=90cm
The Additional Four Factors Are:
1- Raised triglyceride level 1.7 mmol/l
2. Reduced HDL cholesterol < 1.03 mmol/l in males and < 1.29 mmol/l in females (or specific treatment for these
3. Raised blood pressure Systolic BP >= 130 or diastolic BP >= 85mmHg (or treatment of previously diagnosed
4. Raised fasting plasma glucose FPG >= 5.6 mmol/l (or previously diagnosed type 2 diabetes)
Source: Metabolic syndrome - a new wand-wide deﬁnition. A Consensus Statement from the lntemationa! Diabetes Federation - K. G. M. M. Alberti, P. Zimmet and
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