How is metabolic syndrome characterized?

Updated: Oct 17, 2019
  • Author: Stanley S Wang, JD, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Yasmine S Ali, MD, FACC, FACP, MSCI  more...
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Metabolic syndrome (syndrome X, insulin resistance) is a multiplex risk factor that arises from insulin resistance accompanying abnormal adipose deposition and function. It comprises a combination of risk factors for coronary heart disease, as well as for diabetes, fatty liver, and several cancers.

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