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Glossary for Metabolic syndrome (syndrome X)

  • Abdominal obesity metabolic syndrome: A syndrome characterized by a group of conditions that are considered major risk factors for diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease.
  • Endocrine system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the endocrine systems, such as the related hormones or glands.
  • Heart conditions: Any condition that affects the heart
  • High blood pressure: High blood pressure
  • Metabolic Syndrome: A common body syndrome with the "deadly quartet" of major conditions: obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and high lipids.
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Obesity: An increase in the body weight greater than that required for normal function that is characterised by the accumulation of excessive fat
  • Systemic disorders: Any condition that occurs in a system of the body
  • Weight Gain: An increase in weight for any reason.


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