Syndrome X and diabetes: what is the mystery?

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Syndrome X describes a combination of clinical phenomena that have been statistically linked to hyperinsulinema in the absence of frank diabetes. Since its original description, Syndrome X has come to represent several phenotypes that have hemodynamic and metabolic effects on the individual, as well as major effects on the development of vascular disease. Further, this syndrome is reaching epidemic proportions, As such, a thorough understanding of this condition is becoming increasingly important for the modern vascular surgeon. The mainstay of therapy revolves around early diagnosis and management with diet changes, exercise, and reduction of cardiovascular risk factors.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Weiswasser, JM; Nylen, E; Arora, S; Wakefield, M; Sidawy, AN

Published Date

  • December 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 216 - 224

PubMed ID

  • 12478496

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0895-7967

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/svas.2002.36257


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States