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Louis, researchers found that a subset of obese people do not have common metabolic abnormalities associated with obesity, such as insulin resistance, abnormal blood lipids (high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol), high blood pressure and excess liver fat.
Certain conditions associated with diabetes, including hypertension, obesity, abnormal blood lipids, widely contribute to this occurrence.
He said raised blood cholesterol and abnormal blood lipids increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Older patients were more likely to have more comorbidities such as metabolic syndrome, abnormal blood lipids, and heart disease, which was linked to a higher first-year incidence of laboratory abnormalities.
Early stages of Syndrome X are characterized by insulin resistance, abnormal blood lipids and high blood pressure; later stages lead to overt diabetes, kidney failure and heart failure.
In addition to abnormal blood sugar control, characteristics of IRS include obesity, high blood pressure, and abnormal blood lipids.
But if a patient has high blood pressure, abnormal blood lipids (high LDL-HDL ratio), a positive family history, or is from one of the high-risk ethnic groups, that person should be screened earlier.
Metabolic syndrome is defined by a cluster of risk factors including excess body fat in the midsection, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and abnormal blood lipids.