Table 1

NCEP-ATP III and WHO Definitions of Metabolic Syndrome. Other definitions in references [1], [4] and [90].

ATP III Definition

Any three or more of the following criteria:

a) Waist circumference: >102 cm in men, >88 cm in women

b) Serum triglycerides: ≥150 mg/dL

c) HDL-cholesterol: <40 mg/dL in men, < 50 mg/dL in women

d) Blood pressure: ≥130/85 mm Hg

e) Serum glucose: >110 mg/dL


WHO Definition

Diabetes or IFG or IGT or insulin resistance, plus at least two of the following criteria

a) Waist-to-hip ratio: >0.90 in men, >0.85 in women

b) Serum triglycerides: >150 mg/dL or HDL-cholesterol: <35 mg/dL in men and <40 mg/dL in women

c) Blood pressure: >140/90 mmHg

d) Urinary albumin excretion rate > 20 μg/min or albumin/creatinine ratio >30 mg/g


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