Cardiovascular Risks in Indian Population Could be Linked to Lean Metabolic Syndrome
There are multiple risk factors for developing Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). However, some risk factors that commonly cluster together such as obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension and hyperglycemia have been termed as the Metabolic Syndrome (MS). Recently the National Cholesterol Education Program’s Adult Treatment Panel III report (ATP III) defined the criteria for metabolic syndrome. The selected criteria differ from those of other organizations and therefore, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, in collaboration with the American Heart Association, convened a conference to examine scientific issues related to definition of the metabolic syndrome. ATP III identified six components of the metabolic syndrome that relate to CVD: abdominal obesity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, raised blood pressure, insulin resistance ± glucose intolerance, proinflammatory and prothrombotic states. Though the pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome is still unclear, two potential etiological categories have been more emphasized: obesity with associated disorders of adipose tissue and disorders due to insulin resistance. Read more. . .
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