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A 60-year-old female visits her physician for an annual physical. The female exercises regularly and eats healthy most of the time. The physician suggests she decrease carbohydrate intake and decrease portion size at meals.
Review patient vital signs and laboratory assay results to decide if a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome is appropriate using the NCEP:ATP lll Diagnostic Criteria shown on the right.
Height: 5' 7'
Weight: 192 lbs
BMI: 30.1
Waist Circumference: 37 inches
Blood Pressure: 108/70
Fasting Blood Glucose: 92 mg/dL
Total Cholesterol: 172 mg/dL
LDL-C: 112 mg/dL
HDL-C: 46 mg/dL
Triglycerides: 70 mg/dL

Which of these statements regarding this patient is true?

Please select the single best answer