The Value of the Metabolic Syndrome Concept in Elderly Adults: Is It Worth Less Than the Sum of Its Parts?
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 08/17/2012
Samaras K et al. – The observation that metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with disease states and markers of circulating inflammation in the elderly is explained mainly by abdominal obesity and low high–density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL–C). Longitudinal data will further clarify these cross–sectional findings that MetS appears to be less than the sum of its parts in elderly adults.