metabolic syndrome

noun

Definition of metabolic syndrome

: a syndrome marked by the presence of usually three or more of a group of factors (such as high blood pressure, abdominal obesity, high triglyceride levels, low HDL levels, and high fasting levels of blood sugar) that are linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes

called also insulin resistance syndrome

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Recent Examples on the Web Three in 10 Americans are thought to have metabolic syndrome. Melissa Healy, chicagotribune.com, "Eating only during a 10-hour window improved health for those with common syndrome," 11 Dec. 2019 De Censi, who was a co-author of a babytam study published earlier this year, said the women who most benefit from the lower dose tend to be those who are postmenopausal, experience more hot flashes, have never smoked or have metabolic syndrome. Lauren Caruba, ExpressNews.com, "MRI scans are better than mammograms for certain types of breast cancer screenings, researchers find," 13 Dec. 2019 All the study’s subjects had a condition known as metabolic syndrome. Melissa Healy, chicagotribune.com, "Eating only during a 10-hour window improved health for those with common syndrome," 11 Dec. 2019 Promising new areas of research for fats include diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Environmental Nutrition, sun-sentinel.com, "How to choose the best oil for you," 28 Aug. 2019 Andrew Gewirtz of Georgia State University was among the researchers who noticed that mice develop metabolic syndrome — obesity and its associated disorders, such as diabetes and high cholesterol — when they are fed a high-fat diet. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Nearly all Americans fail to eat enough of this actual superfood," 15 July 2019 According to the department’s manual, the general population menu is appropriate for people with diabetes, hypoglycemia or a metabolic syndrome. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Women incarcerated in Perryville prison use website to share their stories," 29 June 2019 In addition, fasting is being explored as a supplemental treatment for brain injury, various cancers and metabolic syndrome. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, "Not So Fast," 24 Sep. 2018 Physicians have noticed that skin tags appear to be more common in people who are overweight and at risk for metabolic syndrome (Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, January 2016). Houston Chronicle, "Vicks VapoRub for poison ivy itch," 8 July 2018

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1991, in the meaning defined above

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“Metabolic syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metabolic%20syndrome. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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metabolic syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of metabolic syndrome

: a syndrome marked by the presence of usually three or more of a group of factors (as high blood pressure, abdominal obesity, high triglyceride levels, low HDL levels, and high fasting levels of blood sugar) that are linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes

called also insulin resistance syndrome, syndrome X

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