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DID YOU KNOW THAT 24% OF AMERICAN MEN AND 22% OF AMERICAN WOMAN SUFFER FROM METABOLIC SYNDROME? (DATA FROM THE THIRD NATIONAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY, 1994).
The current National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey estimate is that 36% of the American population suffers from metabolic syndrome. First of all, do you know what Metabolic Syndrome is? In a quick explanation, according to the JIS (Joint Interim Statement) 2009, Metabolic Syndrome occurs when three of the five criteria are present below: Central obesity - waist circumference greater than 80 cm in women and 90 cm in men; Arterial Hypertension - systolic blood pressure 130 mmHg and / or diastolic blood pressure 85 mmHg or if medication is used to control hypertension; Blood glucose ≥ 100mg / dl or if medication is used for control; Triglycerides ≥ 150 mg/dl or if medication is used for control; HDL cholesterol < 40 mg/dl in men and < 50 mg/dl in women. Participated in the Joint Interim Statement the following institutions: International Diabetes Federation (IDF), TaskForce on Epidemiology and Prevention (TFEP), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), American Heart Association (AHA), World Heart Federation (WHF), International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS) and International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASB)
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