The metabolic syndrome--from insulin resistance to obesity and diabetes

Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2008 Sep;37(3):559-79, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.ecl.2008.05.002.


In today's society with the escalating levels of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, the metabolic syndrome is receiving considerable attention and is the subject of much controversy. Greater insight into the mechanism(s) behind the syndrome may improve our understanding of how to prevent and best manage this complex condition.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Mellitus / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Insulin Resistance*
  • Metabolic Syndrome / epidemiology
  • Metabolic Syndrome / etiology*
  • Obesity / metabolism*
  • Prevalence
  • Prognosis