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Metabolic syndrome and blood pressure: are they related or not?

Authors Jonnalagadda VG, Uppulapu SK

Received 9 May 2018

Accepted for publication 30 May 2018

Published 24 September 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 521—522


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Professor Ming-Hui Zou

Venu Gopal Jonnalagadda,1 Shravan Kumar Uppulapu2

1Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mirza, Assam, India; 2Department of Biotechnology, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mirza, Assam, India

We have read the article “Testosterone, obesity, and waist circumference as determinants of metabolic syndrome in Saudi women” by Fatani et al with great interest.1 As per National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines, metabolic syndrome (MS) is diagnosed on the basis of the presence of three or more of the following five criteria: waist circumference (WC) over 40 inches (men) or 35 inches (women), fasting triglyceride (TG) level over 150 mg/ dL, blood pressure (BP) over 130/85 mmHg, fasting blood sugar over 100 mg/dL, and fasting high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol level <40 mg/dL (men) or 50 mg/dL (women).2

View the original paper by Fatani and colleagues.

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