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