Metabolic Syndrome - About
Metabolic syndrome may not in the strict sense be a “real syndrome”; they are a cluster of conditions that co-exist together and have a common origin.
It is believed that a common causative factor maybe responsible for a group of life-style related problems. They are obesity, impaired fasting glucose, elevated triglycerides, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and hypertension. A change in lifestyle, for example, loosing weight, can control the development of overt diabetes mellitus or coronary artery disease.
Why do these conditions occur together? And when they do occur together, why are they so much more dangerous than they are when they occur separately? Researchers do not know. They do not even sometimes agree on a single, common definition of the syndrome.
Most researchers say that waistline fat and insulin resistance—two important metabolic abnormalities associated with the syndrome—are of importance. Some consider insulin resistance to be the prime reason behind the occurrence of the syndrome. That is the reason why Metabolic Syndrome is also often called ‘Insulin Resistance Syndrome’.
Latest Publications and Research on Metabolic SyndromeChronic Inhibition of 11 ß -Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type 1 Activity Decreases Hypertension, Insulin Resistance, and Hypertriglyceridemia in Metabolic Syndrome. - Published by PubMed
Cortisol in hair and the metabolic syndrome. - Published by PubMed
Gitelman syndrome. - Published by PubMed
The Role of TGF-ß in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. - Published by PubMed
The visceral adiposity index as a predictor of insulin resistance in young women with polycystic ovary syndrome. - Published by PubMed