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Medical News and Perspectives
August 9, 2006

Groups Call Truce Over Metabolic Syndrome

JAMA. 2006;296(6):641. doi:10.1001/jama.296.6.641

A truce has been called by two leading health organizations in the battle over the clinical relevance of the metabolic syndrome.

The American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association had been at odds with each other over what has become known as the metabolic syndrome.

The metabolic syndrome is a clustering of risk factors (prediabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and obesity) some believe foretell increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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