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Tobacco and Metabolic Syndrome


Tobacco and Metabolic Syndrome

Yatan Pal Singh Balhara. Indian J Endocrinol Metab.


Tobacco is a leading contributor to morbidity and mortality globally. Metabolic syndrome is a constellation of abdominal obesity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, raised blood pressure, insulin resistance (with and without glucose intolerance), pro-inflammatory state, and pro-thrombotic state. Tobacco use is associated with various core components of metabolic syndrome. It has been found to play a causal role in various pathways leading on to development this condition, the current article discusses various facets of this association.

Keywords: Metabolic syndrome; second-hand smoke; tobacco.

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