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  • term "metabolic syndrome"

    Metabolic Syndrome
    admin ; Mohsen Akbari, 1435059, Parya Ezati, 1435059, Nasroallah Moradi Kor

    In 1977, Haller used the term "metabolic syndrome" for associations of obesity, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipoproteinemia, hyperuricemia, and hepatic steatosiswhen describing the additive effects of risk factors on atherosclerosis (Haller, 1977).

    • In 1988, in his Banting lecture, Gerald M. Reaven proposed insulin resistance as the underlying factor and named the constellation of abnormalities syndrome X. Reaven did not include abdominal obesity, which has also been hypothesized as the underlying factor, as part of the condition (Reaven, 1988).
  • Signs and symptoms

    Metabolic Syndrome
    admin ; Mohsen Akbari, 1435059, Parya Ezati, 1435059, Nasroallah Moradi Kor

    The main sign of metabolic syndrome is central obesity (also known as visceral, male-pattern or apple-shaped adiposity), overweight with adipose tissue accumulation particularly around the waist and trunk.

  • Terminology of metabolic syndrome

    Metabolic Syndrome
    admin ; Mohsen Akbari, 1435059, Parya Ezati, 1435059, Nasroallah Moradi Kor

    The term syndrome on basis of the encyclopedic dictionary of the Romanian language defined as group of signs and symptoms that appear together during a pathological process, giving it the characteristic note without knowing the exact cause. The term of syndrome derives from the Greek word sundromos (sun-syn + dromos= to run) and i.e. “to run together”.