How is metabolic syndrome characterized?

Updated: Mar 30, 2020
  • 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 multifactorial disease with multiple risk factors that arises from insulin resistance accompanying abnormal adipose deposition and function. [1, 2] 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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