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Metabolic Syndrome Management

Mimi Huizinga, M.D., Clare J. Lee, M.D.
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DEFINITION

  • Metabolic syndrome (MS) is the presence of multiple risk factors that tend to occur together and increase risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
  • Exact criteria listed under Diagnosis.
  • Also called "syndrome X" or "insulin resistance syndrome"

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Last updated: May 3, 2015