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Prevention and treatment of the metabolic syndrome in the elderly.

Abstract

The metabolic syndrome is a term used to indicate the presence of a cluster of conditions associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, stroke, and early mortality. A fairly common condition in the elderly, it is caused primarily by physical inactivity and excessive calorie intake and characterized by abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, impaired fasting glucose, dyslipidemia, and prehypertension. Numerous clinical trials have demonstrated that a lifestyle of moderate-intensity, physical activity for 30 minutes a day, most days of the week, combined with weight loss of 5-7%, can reverse individual components of the metabolic syndrome. When lifestyle modifications are insufficient, a multidrug regimen may be necessary to treat different components of the metabolic syndrome. This paper reviews current literature on the metabolic syndrome, including its causes, incidence and approaches for successful treatment.

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Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
Anticholesteremic Agents
Humans
Hypoglycemic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Life Style
Metabolic Syndrome
Thiazolidinediones

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15789643

Citation

Firdaus, Muhammad. "Prevention and Treatment of the Metabolic Syndrome in the Elderly." The Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, vol. 98, no. 2, 2005, pp. 63-6.
Firdaus M. Prevention and treatment of the metabolic syndrome in the elderly. J Okla State Med Assoc. 2005;98(2):63-6.
Firdaus, M. (2005). Prevention and treatment of the metabolic syndrome in the elderly. The Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, 98(2), pp. 63-6.
Firdaus M. Prevention and Treatment of the Metabolic Syndrome in the Elderly. J Okla State Med Assoc. 2005;98(2):63-6. PubMed PMID: 15789643.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevention and treatment of the metabolic syndrome in the elderly. A1 - Firdaus,Muhammad, PY - 2005/3/26/pubmed PY - 2005/4/15/medline PY - 2005/3/26/entrez SP - 63 EP - 6 JF - The Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association JO - J Okla State Med Assoc VL - 98 IS - 2 N2 - The metabolic syndrome is a term used to indicate the presence of a cluster of conditions associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, stroke, and early mortality. A fairly common condition in the elderly, it is caused primarily by physical inactivity and excessive calorie intake and characterized by abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, impaired fasting glucose, dyslipidemia, and prehypertension. Numerous clinical trials have demonstrated that a lifestyle of moderate-intensity, physical activity for 30 minutes a day, most days of the week, combined with weight loss of 5-7%, can reverse individual components of the metabolic syndrome. When lifestyle modifications are insufficient, a multidrug regimen may be necessary to treat different components of the metabolic syndrome. This paper reviews current literature on the metabolic syndrome, including its causes, incidence and approaches for successful treatment. SN - 0030-1876 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15789643/full_citation L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/metabolicsyndrome.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -