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All the following are required for a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome,*except: *

A) Patient on medication for low high-density lipoprotein *
B) Waistline ≥30 in *
C) High blood pressure *
D) High fasting blood sugar
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All the following are required for a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome,*except: *

A) Patient on medication for low high-density lipoprotein *
B) Waistline ≥30 in *
C) High blood pressure *
D) High fasting blood sugar

I think B.....waist > 40'' in males and >35'' in females
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I think B.....waist > 40'' in males and >35'' in females
Correct answer but not the correct reason.

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The IDF consensus worldwide definition of the metabolic syndrome (2006)Central obesity (defined as waist circumference with ethnicity specific values) AND any two of the following:

Raised triglycerides: > 150 mg/dL (1.7 mmol/L), or specific treatment for this lipid abnormality.

Reduced HDL cholesterol: < 40 mg/dL (1.03 mmol/L) in males, < 50 mg/dL (1.29 mmol/L) in females, or specific treatment for this lipid abnormality

Raised blood pressure: systolic BP > 130 or diastolic BP >85 mm Hg, or treatment of previously diagnosed hypertension.

Raised fasting plasma glucose : (FPG)>100*mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L), or previously diagnosed type 2 diabetes. If FPG >5.6 mmol/L or 100 mg/dL, OGTT Glucose tolerance test is strongly recommended but is not necessary to define presence of the Syndrome.*

If BMI is >30 kg/mē, central obesity can be assumed and waist circumference does not need to be measured
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