In Reply The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among adults in the United States was 34.7% in 2011-2012; however, sex-specific differences were observed, with a significantly higher prevalence in women (36.6%; 95% CI, 34.9%-38.4%) compared with men (32.8%; 95% CI, 31.0%-34.6%) (P < .001). Drs Lovre and Mauvais-Jarvis speculate on the potential etiologies for these sex-specific differences in prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and note previous studies with diverse patient populations demonstrating significantly higher rates of abdominal obesity among women compared with men.
Wong RJ. Trends in Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome—Reply. JAMA. 2015;314(9):950-951. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8628