This chapter constitutes a review of the state-of-the-art of the metabolic syndrome, as regards the historical evolution of the concept, the debated key points and the evolution towards a new concept of global cardiometabolic risk. The last section provides an overview of the worldwide epidemiology of the metabolic syndrome, in terms of prevalence variation and determinants.
|Title of host publication||Cardiovascular risk factors|
|Place of Publication||Rijeka|
|Number of pages||32|
|ISBN (Print)||978-953-51-0240-3; 978-953-51-6881-2 ( eBook)|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2012|