Gender differences in metabolic syndrome

Yogita Rochlani, Gabriela Andries, Srikanth Yandrapalli, Naga Venkata Pothineni, Jawahar L. Mehta

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of abnormalities, diagnosed using different combinations of metabolic abnormalities. Metabolic syndrome is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome varies based on age, sex, and geography similar to that of cardiovascular disease. Gender differences in pathophysiology, presentation and diagnosis of cardiovascular disease have been described in the literature, however, data on differences in metabolic syndrome in men and women is scarce. Through this chapter, we aim to discuss that gender differences in prevalence, pathophysiology, implications on cardiovascular disease risk, and management of metabolic syndrome. This knowledge will help further our understanding of the disease process and develop gender specific treatment strategies to help manage metabolic syndrome better and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGender Differences in the Pathogenesis and Management of Heart Disease
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages15-33
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783319711355
ISBN (Print)9783319711348
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular disease in women
  • Gender differences in cardiovascular disease
  • Gender differences in hyperlipidemia
  • Gender differences in hypertension
  • Insulin resistance
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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