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What is Metabolic SyndromeMetabolic Syndrome is a major cause of Cardiovascular Disease which increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Up to 25% of the adult population of the United States is thought to suffer from the cluster of cardiovascular disorders known as Metabolic Syndrome, according to a report by the American Heart Association (1). That means 58-73 million American men and women are at risk from this condition. Also called Syndrome X, it substantially increases the chances of damaging the cardiovascular system and raises the risk of developing reversible Pre-Diabetes, which, if neglected, can lead to Type 2 Diabetes. Men with Metabolic Syndrome may also be more vulnerable to prostrate cancer.

In addition to all the other risks, women with Metabolic Syndrome also have higher occurrences of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), a disorder where high levels of excess insulin can stimulate the ovaries to secrete abnormally high levels of testosterone. Excess levels of this male hormone may prevent the ovaries from releasing an egg each month, thus causing infertility.

Increased levels of insulin and glucose in the blood stream of people with Metabolic Syndrome have been proven to inflict damage on the lining of the arteries. Elevated insulin and glucose also affect the kidneys’ ability to remove salt and cause a greater risk of blood clot formation. All of these factors raise the likelihood of developing Cardiovascular Disease, heart attacks and stroke.

Research by Louisiana State University published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in December 2003 found that those suffering from Metabolic Syndrome were at significantly greater risk of dying from a heart attack than those without the condition (2). The study, conducted over a 15-year period, concluded that men with Metabolic Syndrome were from 2.9 to 4.2 times more likely to die of a heart attack.

Growing scientific evidence demonstrates additional risk factors. A study by Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University found that men with Metabolic Syndrome had a 78% greater risk of having a stroke than those free of the condition (3).

You may be interested in some of our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Metabolic Syndrome and the Insulite MetaX System.

1 American Heart Association: Figures based on U.S. Census estimates of population in 2004.
2 Lakka H-M, Laaksonen DE, Lakka TA, et al. The metabolic syndrome and total and cardiovascular disease mortality in middle-aged men. JAMA. 2002;288:2709-2716.
3 CNN:Metabolic syndrome doubles stroke risk, 2.7.04


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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."
Duke University Study, results published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, September 2003.
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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."
Cruz ML, Weigensberg MJ, Huang TT, Ball G, Shaibi GQ, Goran MI.,J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Jan;89(1):108-13.
"To gain the most benefit from modifying multiple metabolic risk factors, the underlying insulin-resistant state must become a target of therapy."
Bogdanovic, Streten and Langlans, Beata, "Metabolic Syndrome: New Opportunities in Diagnostics and Therapeutics", DMD Publications, 2004.  
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