Metabolic Syndrome – Am I Cured?

The Adult Treatment Panel III of the National Cholesterol Advisory Panel defines Metabolic syndrome as the “constellation of lipid and non-lipid risk factors of metabolic origin” (Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume 44, Issue 3, 4 August 2004, Pages 720-732 Journal of the American College of Cardiology. NCEP Report. Implications of Recent Clinical Trials for the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III Guidelines. Scott M.Grundy,, Coordinating Committee of the National Cholesterol Education Program). Their diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome require three of the following:

  • Abdominal obesity
    • Men: waist circumference >40 inches (102 cm )
    • Women: waist circumference >35 inches (88 cm)
  • Fasting glucose ≥ 110 <126 mg/dL (6.1–7.0 mmol/L)
  • Blood pressure ≥ 130/80 mmHg
  • Triglycerides >150 mg/dL (>1.7 mmol/L)
  • HDL cholesterol
    • Men <40 mg/dL (<1.0 mmol/L)
    • Women <50 mg/dL (<1.3 mmol/L)

Here’s my current numbers:

  • My waist circumference is now 33″ so that’s good.
  • My fasting glucose is 100 so that’s good.
  • My blood pressure is good.
  • My triglycerides are 114 so that’s good.
  • My HDL was 51 so that’s good.

 No more Metabolic Syndrome!

Author: Doug

I'm an Engineer who is also a science geek. I was pre-diabetic in 1996 and became a diabetic in 2003. I decided to figure out how to hack my diabetes and in 2016 found the ketogetic diet which reversed my diabetes.

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