Metabolic Syndrome - About
Nomenclature: Metabolic Syndrome X, Dysmetabolic Syndrome, Syndrome X, Insulin Resistance Syndrome, Reaven's Syndrome.
Metabolic Syndrome is a group of medical conditions that increases an individual’s risk of developing diabetes and coronary heart disease and increases their chances of dying due to the heart disease.
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’.
Metabolic Syndrome - References
- Diagnosis and Management of the Metabolic Syndrome - (http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/112/17/e285)
- Metabolic syndrome - (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolic_syndrome)
- Angina - (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Angina/Angina_All.html)
Latest Publications and Research on Metabolic SyndromeIncreased urocortin 3 levels are associated with the risk of having type 2 diabetes mellitus. - Published by PubMed
Quantification of Human Central Adipose Tissue Depots: An Anatomically Matched Comparison Between DXA and MRI. - Published by PubMed
Whole exome sequencing reveals a de novo missense variant in EEF1A2 in a Rett syndrome-like patient. - Published by PubMed
Health promotion and cardiovascular risk reduction in people with spinal cord injury: physical activity, healthy diet and maintenance after discharge- protocol for a prospective national cohort study and a preintervention- postintervention study. - Published by PubMed
Targeting soluble tumor necrosis factor as a potential intervention to lower risk for late-onset Alzheimer's disease associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. - Published by PubMed