A REVIEW ON METABOLIC SYNDROME: A NEW ENEMY OF PUBLIC HEALTHAbstract
Metabolic Syndrome is a cluster of several cardiovascular risk factors that include glucose intolerance, central obesity, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. The public health impact of this syndrome is weighty; given it is a primary risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, obstructive sleep apnea, and type II diabetes. This current plight is further underscored by recently emerging evidence that Metabolic Syndrome is also associated with albuminuria and increasing incidence of chronic kidney disease, Moreover, this relationship persists even after exclusion of individuals with diabetes. Thus, Metabolic Syndrome is an independent risk factor for the development of chronic kidney disease, in the absence of diabetes, and independent of hypertension.