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Metabolic Syndrome Defined

Is the diagnosis of a clinical syndrome defined by the National Cholesterol Education Program as the presence of any THREE of the following conditions:
        excess weight around the waist (waist measurement of more than 40 inches for men and more than 35 inches for women)
        high levels of triglycerides (150 mg/dL or higher)
        low levels of HDL, or "good," cholesterol (below 40 mg/dL for men and below 50 mg/dL for women)
        high blood pressure (130/85 mm Hg or higher)
        high fasting blood glucose levels (110 mg/dL or higher)

Insulin Resistance Syndrome Defined

Is a pathophysiological state that provides an explanation of metabolic syndrome and partially explains many other conditions like:
        Much of the obesity afflicting America
        Pre-diabetes, hypoglycemia, gestational diabetes and Type II diabetes
        Abnormal blood cholesterol and triglycerides, atherosclerosis and many kinds of heart disease
        Polycystic ovary syndrome
        Increased inflammation
        And others

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