Chapter 19. The Metabolic Syndrome

  1. Prof. Dr. Bengt B. Arnetz2,3 and
  2. Prof. Rolf Ekman4
  1. Christian Berne and
  2. Per Björntorp†

Published Online: 21 AUG 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527609156.ch19

Stress in Health and Disease

Stress in Health and Disease

How to Cite

Berne, C. and Björntorp†, P. (2006) The Metabolic Syndrome, in Stress in Health and Disease (eds B. B. Arnetz and R. Ekman), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527609156.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Wayne State University, 101 E. Alexandrine, Detroit, Michigan 48201-2011, USA

  2. 3

    Division of Social Medicine, Uppsala University, Uppsala Science Park, Social Medicine, 75185 Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 4

    Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Neurochemical laboratory, Mölndal/SU, 43180 Mölndal, Sweden

Author Information

  1. Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, 751 05 Uppsala, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 AUG 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 JUL 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527312214

Online ISBN: 9783527609154

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Keywords:

  • stress in health and disease;
  • stress and the individual;
  • metabolic syndrome;
  • history;
  • hormones in metabolic syndrome;
  • hypertension;
  • stress axes;
  • prevention and therapy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History

  • Metabolic Syndrome

    • Definition

    • Prevalence and Causes

    • Insulin Resistance

    • The Role of Abdominal Obesity

    • Adipose Tissue as an Endocrine Organ and Site of Synthesis for Inflammatory Markers

  • Hormones in Metabolic Syndrome

    • Cortisol

    • Sex Hormones and Growth Hormone

    • Measuring Cortisol

    • Circadian Variation in Cortisol Secretion

  • Hypertension

  • Stress Axes

    • Genetic Factors

  • Other Conditions

    • Depression

    • The “Small Baby Syndrome”

    • Stress and Obesity

  • Prevention and Therapy

  • Summary

  • References