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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Priyamvada Singh, M.B.B.S. [2]

Overview

Metabolic syndrome is a combination of medical disorders that increase one's risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It affects a large number of people in a clustered fashion. In some studies, the prevalence in the USA is calculated as being up to 25% of the population.

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  • Increased waist circumference due to central obesity, which is also known as visceral, male-pattern or apple-shaped adiposity. The person is also overweight with fat deposits mainly around the waist.

References

  1. Kaur J (2014). "A comprehensive review on metabolic syndrome". Cardiol Res Pract. 2014: 943162. doi:10.1155/2014/943162. PMC 3966331.

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