Table 1

National Cholesterol Education Program’s Adult Treatment Panel III definition of the metabolic syndrome19

Persons having three or more of the following criteria are defined as having the metabolic syndrome:
  • - Central obesity: waist circumference >102 cm (male), >88 cm (female)
  • - Hypertriglyceridemia: triglycerides ≥1.7 mmol/L (150 mg/dL)
  • - Low HDL cholesterol: <1.04 mmol/L (40 mg/dL) (male), <1.29 mmol/L (50 mg/dL) (female)
  • - Hypertension: blood pressure ≥135/85 mm Hg or taking medications
  • - Fasting plasma glucose ≥6.1 mmol/L (110 mg/dL)

From: Introduction

Cover of Drug Class Review: Thiazolidinediones
Drug Class Review: Thiazolidinediones: Final Report Update 1 [Internet].
Norris SL, Carson S, Thakurta S, et al.
Portland (OR): Oregon Health & Science University; 2008 Aug.
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