Clinical Components of Metabolic Syndrome
"A separate study published this
month shows the metabolic syndrome is also increasing among
American adults, especially women. Researchers at the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention found that the prevalence
among women jumped by a startling 23.2 percent from 1994 to 2000
but rose just 2.2 percent for the same time period among men.
The study did not address why there was such a large discrepancy
Metabolic Syndrome causes damage to the cardiovascular system, leading to heart disease and an increased risk
of a heart attack or stroke in a number of ways:
DYSLIPIDEMIA. A blood fat disorder which consists mainly of
high triglycerides and low HDL “good” cholesterol that fosters
plaque build-up in artery walls.
ATHEROSCLEROSIS. A form of hardening of the walls of the
arteries caused by a build-up of fatty deposits, which interfere
with blood flow. This condition can begin early in life and then
progress as people age, leading to Cardiovascular Disease.
process begins with damage in the endothelium (inner layer of
the artery) followed by plaque build-up. Excess levels of
insulin in the blood are caustic and actually cause the initial
damage by coming in contact with the inside lining of the vessel
wall. The damage may stimulate the artery wall cells to produce
other substances that result in further build-up of plaque.
These cells and surrounding material significantly thicken the
endothelium. When the plaque ruptures, a blood clot forms and
blocks the artery, stopping the flow of blood. Proven causes of
damage to the arterial wall are elevated levels of cholesterol
and triglycerides, high blood pressure (hypertension) and
HYPERINSULINEMIA. This disorder occurs when insulin
progressively loses its effectiveness in sweeping the glucose
from the blood stream into the 67 trillion or so cells
that constitute our bodies. Insulin levels in the blood rapidly
rise to damaging levels and, together with the resulting
elevated glucose levels, account for much of the damage to the
HYPERTENSION. Also known as high blood pressure,
hypertension is a condition commonly associated with narrowing
of the arteries. This causes blood to be pumped with excessive
force against the artery walls. It is a sign that the heart and
blood vessels are being overworked. Untreated, high blood
pressure will cause the heart to eventually overwork itself to
the point where serious damage can occur. For instance, the
heart muscle can thicken (hypertrophy) and function abnormally,
or dilate and contract less forcefully (dilated cardiomyopathy).
High blood pressure can cause injury to the brain, the eyes (retinopathy)
and/or the kidneys (nephropathy). Hypertensive patients are also at increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
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"Researchers agree that insulin
resistance is central to the metabolic syndrome. When target
cells are unresponsive to insulin, the pancreas responds by
pouring even more insulin into the bloodstream, leading to high
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compensatory hyperinsulinemia. The high level of insulin in the
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"A non-pharmacologic treatment for these
patients is needed, since drugs prescribed to lower blood
pressure have been shown to actually worsen carbohydrate and
lipid metabolism in Syndrome X patients, negating the beneficial
effects of those drugs."
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"...approximately 90% of
overweight Hispanic children with a family history for type 2 diabetes have at least one
feature of the metabolic syndrome and 30% possess the metabolic syndrome.
Our results support the view that improving insulin resistance may be crucial in the prevention
of both type 2 diabetes and premature cardiovascular disease in this at-risk subpopulation
of Hispanic youth."