Metabolic Syndrome Criteria (AHA/NHLBI 2005)

Select Criteria:
Abdominal obesity (male waist > 40 in ; female waist > 35 in) (1 point)
Triglycerides >= 150 mg/dL or on TG lowering Rx (1 point)
HDL cholesterol (male < 40; female < 50) or on HDL improvement Rx (1 point)
Blood pressure >=130/>=85 or on BP Rx (1 point)
Fasting glucose >= 100 mg/dL or on Glu lowering Rx (1 point)
Results: Total Criteria Point Count:
Metabolic Syndrome
0-2 Points:Absent
3-5 Points:Present
This criteria set was proposed by the American Heart Association and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.
  1. Grundy SM, Cleeman JI, Daniels SR, et. al. American Heart Association; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Diagnosis and management of the metabolic syndrome: an American Heart Association/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Scientific Statement. Circulation. 2005 Oct 25;112(17):2735-52. Epub 2005 Sep 12.
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