Table 14

 Clinical diagnosis of metabolic syndrome

National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) guidelines
Clinical identification of the syndrome can be made if 3 of the following are met:
• Central obesity: waist circumference >88 cm (women) and >102 cm (men) in caucasians
• Blood pressure ≥130/≥85 mm Hg
• Fasting glucose ≥6.1 mmol/l
• Serum triglycerides ≥1.7 mmol/l
• HDL cholesterol <1.3 mmol/l (women) and <1.0 mmol/l (men)