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 SyndromeThe diagnostic and prognostic value of copeptin in cardiovascular disease, current status, and prospective. - Published by PubMed
Role of adenosine signaling in the pathogenesis of head and neck cancer. - Published by PubMed
Cognitive Function in Individuals with Normal Weight Obesity: Results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). - Published by PubMed
A homozygous CEP57 c.915_925dupCAATGTTCAGC mutation in a patient with mosaic variegated aneuploidy syndrome with rhizomelic shortening in the upper and lower limbs and a narrow thorax. - Published by PubMed
Retinal dysfunction parallels morphologic alterations and precede clinically detectable vascular alterations in Meriones shawi, a model of type 2 diabetes. - Published by PubMed