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Comment & Response
September 1, 2015

Trends in Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome

Author Affiliations
  • 1Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
JAMA. 2015;314(9):950. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8625

To the Editor Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), Dr Aguilar and colleagues1 reported updated trends in the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in the adult US population from 2003 through 2012. Although the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome decreased in women between 2007-2008 and 2011-2012, the prevalence in 2011-2012 was still significantly higher in women than men (36.6% vs 32.8%).