Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome - The numbers: 47 million U.S. adults...

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Metabolic Syndrome AKA: Insulin resistance syndrome, Syndrome X
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What it is: the 6 medical factors Central obesity (abdomen) Atherogenic dyslipidemia (mainly high triglycerides and low HDL) HTN Insulin resistances/glucose intolerance Prothrombotic state (high fribrinogen or plasminogen activator in blood) Proinflammatory state (c-reactive protein)
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Causes Overweight/obesity Physical inactivity Genetic factors
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Risk: Heart disease Stroke PAD Type II diabetes
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Unformatted text preview: The numbers: 47 million U.S. adults Diagnosis: Central Obesity >40 inches in men >35 inches in women Fasting Triglycerides >150 mg/dL Blood HDL Men- <40 mg/dL Women- <50 mg/dL HTN Blood pressure greater than or equal to 135/85 Glucose Fasting glucose >/= 110mg/dL Tx: Weight loss Exercise Treat individual symptoms accordingly- (HTN, lipid meds, oralhypoglycemic agents, anti-inflammatories)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HERS 205 taught by Professor J during the Spring '08 term at Winona.

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