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NIDDK: Nutrition
Clinical Nutrition Research Center at Harvard
American Heart Association: Metabolic Syndrome 

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NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.

Sources Used in Current Review

(Updated 2011 November 3). What Is Metabolic Syndrome? National Heart Lung and Blood Institute [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/ms/ through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed November 2011.

Mayo Clinic staff (Updated 2011 October 8). Metabolic syndrome. Mayo Clinic Medical [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/metabolic%20syndrome/DS00522/METHOD=print through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed November 2011.

Wang, S. (Updated 2011 November 9). Metabolic Syndrome. Medscape Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/165124-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed November 2011.

Eckman, A. (2011 June 28). Metabolic syndrome. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007290.htm. Accessed November 2011.

(2010 March). The Metabolic Syndrome. The Hormone Foundation [On-line information]. PDF available for download at http://www.hormone.org/Resources/upload/metabolic-syndrome-bilingual-042010.pdf through http://www.hormone.org. Accessed November 2011.

Roberts, W. (Updated 2011 May). Metabolic Syndrome. ARUP Consult [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.arupconsult.com/Topics/MetabolicSyndrome.html through http://www.arupconsult.com. Accessed November 2011.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

Thomas, Clayton L., Editor (1997). Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA [18th Edition].

Pagana, Kathleen D. & Pagana, Timothy J. (2001). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 5th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO.

(2003 March 03, Reviewed). Metabolic Syndrome. Cleveland Clinic Health Information Center. Available online at http://www.clevelandclinic.org/health/health-info/docs/3000/3057.asp?index=10783 through http://www.clevelandclinic.org.

Syndrome X or Metabolic Syndrome. American Heart Association. Available online at http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=534 through http://www.americanheart.org.

Metabolic Syndrome. American Heart Association. Available online at http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4756 through http://www.americanheart.org.

The Metabolic Syndrome. American Diabetes Association. Available online at http://www.diabetes.org/weightloss-and-exercise/weightloss/metabolicsyndrome.jsp through http://www.diabetes.org.

Blackburn, G. and Bevis, L. (2003 September 12, Updated). The Obesity Epidemic: Prevention and Treatment of the Metabolic Syndrome. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewprogram/2015 through http://www.medscape.com.

Peters Harmel, A. and Berger, D. (2003 August 24 – 29). Clinical Implications of the Metabolic Syndrome. Medscape coverage of: 18th International Diabetes Federation Congress. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/462881 through http://www.medscape.com.

Hoefner, D. (2003 October). The ruthless malady: metabolic syndrome. MLO. Available online at http://www.mlo-online.com.

Clarke, W. and Dufour, D. R., Editors (2006). Contemporary Practice in Clinical Chemistry, AACC Press, Washington, DC. Pp 296.

(2007 April). What Is Metabolic Syndrome? NHLBI. Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/. Accessed on 3/9/08.

Blaha, M. and Elasy, T. (2006). Clinical Use of the Metabolic Syndrome:Why the Confusion? Clincal Diabetes v 24 (3). Available online at http://clinical.diabetesjournals.org/. Accessed on 3/9/08.

(January 2006) Pizzi, R. Agreeing to Disagree ADA, AHA Publish Opposing Views on Metabolic Syndrome. Clincal Laboratory News Volume 32, No. 1.

American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Research Summary, Is the Metabolic Syndrome Really a Syndrome? Available online at http://www.diabetes.org. Accessed June 2008.

(22 May 2008) Sattar N, et al. Can metabolic syndrome usefully predict cardiovascular disease and diabetes? Outcome data from two prospective studies. The Lancet 2008; 371:1927-1935. Available online at http://www.thelancet.com. Accessed June 2008.

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