Association of Metabolic Syndrome with History of MI, Stroke in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

I had a home-health nurse at my house the other day to get a pre-life insurance physical done. I made a side comment about how the “well accepted” risk factors they asked for (I think the lack a waist/hip ratio when all they wanted measured was the waist initiated the conversion) where somewhat arcaic. So of course I brought up Syndrome X which she had never heard about (and she looked at me strange–almost in pity for my foolish make believe disease stories….). How can such a disease state still be unrecognized? I know frequent readers of the Updates hear this all the time, it’s just that I keep waiting for an answer.

Circulation — Abstracts: Ninomiya et al. 109 (1): 42 –

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.