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Managing 'metabolic syndrome' and multiple risk factors


Nelson, MR, Managing 'metabolic syndrome' and multiple risk factors, Australian Family Physician, 33, (4) pp. 201-205. ISSN 0300-8495 (2004) [Refereed Article]


BACKGROUND: Risk factors tend to cluster and are shared across common diseases seen in general practice. The 'metabolic syndrome' is a cluster of fasting hyperglycaemia, abdominal adiposity, dyslipidaemia and hypertension. This syndrome is associated with both insulin resistance and behaviourally modifiable risk factors such as smoking, physical activity and unhealthy diet. OBJECTIVE: This article aims to provide pragmatic guidance on conditions that are lifestyle based and present as a number of disease states that require multiple interventions. Management of comorbidity and multiple risk factors is discussed using a case vignette. DISCUSSION: Metabolic disease states have common bases and their management is directed toward identifying all the risk factors, establishing absolute risk and intervening sequentially.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Primary health care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nelson, MR (Professor Mark Nelson)
ID Code:35744
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:General Practice
Deposited On:2005-08-29
Last Modified:2010-07-08

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