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New metabolic syndrome guidelines released

The Endocrine Society has released new guidelines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in patients at metabolic risk.

Do you have Metabolic syndrome?

A Youtube video explaining Metabolic syndrome from the University of Michigan Health System:

Metabolic syndrome

According to the American Heart Association metabolic syndrome is characterized by a group of metabolic risk factors in one person, including:

  • abdominal obesity
  • blood fat (cholesterol) disorders
  • high blood pressure
  • insulin resistance or glucose intolerance

The new guidelines

The guidelines released from the Endocrine Society include;

  • Doctors should test and identify patients at metabolic risk with measurement of blood pressure, waist circumference, fasting lipid profile, and fasting glucose.
  • Patients with prediabetes should be screened every 1 to 2 years for the development of diabetes.
  • Doctors should encourage lifestyle changes in those at risk, including, increased activity and changes in diet to loose weight.
  • All patients at metabolic risk should have a 10 year assessment for cardiovascular disease.



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