Table 1—

Diagnostic criteria for the metabolic syndrome

FactorCriteria
1Abdominal girth >40 in (102 cm) in men or >35 in (88 cm) in women
2HDL cholesterol <40 mg/dl in men or <50 mg/dl in women
3Fasting triglycerides >150 mg/dl (1.69 mmol/l)
4Blood pressure >130/85 mmHg
5Fasting glucose ≥110 mg/dl (≥ 6.1 mmol/l)
  • Three out of five criteria are required for diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome.