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Table 1 Three definitions of the metabolic syndrome.

From: Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and the metabolic syndrome in middle-aged men and women in Gothenburg, Sweden

NCEP 2001, ref 12 AHA 2005, ref 6 IDF 2005, ref 13
At least 3 of the following: At least 3 of the following: Waist circumference (Euripides) ≥ 94 cm (men), ≥ 80 cm (women) plus any 2 of the following:
1. Fasting P-glucose ≥ 6.1 mmol/l (≥ 110 mg/dl) 1. Fasting P-glucose ≥ 5.6 mmol/l (≥ 100 mg/dl) or drug treatment for elevated glucose. 1. Fasting p-glucose ≥ 5.6 mmol/l (≥ 100 mg/dl) or known type 2 diabetes
2. Blood pressure ≥ 130/≥ 85 2. Systolic BP ≥ 130 or diastolic BP ≥ 85 or treatment for hypertension 2. Systolic BP ≥ 130 and/or diastolic BP ≥ 85 or treatment for hypertension
3. Triglycerides ≥ 1.7 mmol/l (≥ 150 mg/dl) 3. Triglycerides ≥ 1.7 mmol/l (≥ 150 mg/dl) or drug treatment for elevated triglycerides 3. Triglycerides ≥ 1.7 mmol/l (≥ 150 mg/dl) or specific treatment
4. HDL-cholesterol <1.03 mmol/l (<40 mg/dl, men) or <1.29 mmol/l (<50 mg/dl, women) 4. HDL-cholesterol <1.03 mmol/l (<40 mg/dl, men) or <1.29 mmol/l (<50 mg/dl, women) or drug treatment for low HDL-cholesterol 4. HDL-cholesterol <1.03 mmol/l (<40 mg/dl, men) or <1.29 mmol/l (<50 mg/dl, women) or specific treatment
5. Waist circumference >102 cm (men), >88 cm (women) 5. Waist circumference ≥ 102 cm (men), ≥ 88 cm (women)