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NCEP: ATP III Diagnostic Criteria for Metabolic Syndrome

Presence of three or more of these components

Abdominal obesity:
Increased waist circumference
Men: > 40 inches
Women: > 35 inches
Elevated triglycerides> 150 mg/dL or
drug treatment for elevated triglycerides
Reduced HDL-Cholesterol (HDL-C)Men: < 40 mg/dL
Women: < 50 mg/dL
Elevated blood pressure> 130/85 mm Hg or
drug treatment for elevated blood pressure
Elevated fasting glucose> 100 mg/dL or
drug treatment for elevated glucose