The metabolic syndrome: what to treat, how to treat, what are the goals?

Parin Parikh, Rahul Garg, Andrew Atiemo, Chandrasekhar R. Vasamreddy, Vicki Chan, Roger S. Blumenthal

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Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors for cardiovascular disease that include obesity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, raised blood pressure, and insulin resistance. The growing trend of obesity is associated with increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome. Optimizing diet and exercise are still the leading therapy for controlling the metabolic syndrome. Based on the current evidence, further emphasis should be placed on aggressive management of other metabolic risk factors such as high blood pressure and dyslipidemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-197
Number of pages7
JournalThe American heart hospital journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Health Policy
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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