2. History, Definition, and Diagnosis of the Metabolic Syndrome

  1. Undurti N. Das MD, PhD, FAMS President CEO Editor-in-Chief1,2

Published Online: 15 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780813820637.ch2

Metabolic Syndrome Pathophysiology: The Role of Essential Fatty Acids

Metabolic Syndrome Pathophysiology: The Role of Essential Fatty Acids

How to Cite

Das, U. N. (2010) History, Definition, and Diagnosis of the Metabolic Syndrome, in Metabolic Syndrome Pathophysiology: The Role of Essential Fatty Acids, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780813820637.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    UND Life Sciences, Ohio, USA

  2. 2

    Lipids in Health and Disease, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813815534

Online ISBN: 9780813820637

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Keywords:

  • metabolic syndrome - history, definition and diagnosis;
  • obesity and diabetes combination - threats to human health in twenty-first century;
  • type 2 diabetes and glucose intolerance - as part of metabolic syndrome;
  • upper body obesity and metabolic abnormalities - with type 2 diabetes mellitus and CVD;
  • cluster of metabolic abnormalities with insulin resistance - central pathophysiological feature “Syndrome X”;
  • atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD);
  • multiple underlying risk factors;
  • metabolic syndrome - twofold increase in risk for ASCVD events;
  • WHO definition modification of metabolic syndrome and European Group for the Study of Insulin Resistance (EGIR);
  • obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension - relationship to be elucidated

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Aspects of the Metabolic Syndrome

  • Definition and Diagnosis of the Metabolic Syndrome Suggested by Various Groups and Associations

  • References