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SOCA, Pedro Enrique Miguel. The metabolic syndrome: a high risk for sedentary persons. ACIMED [online]. 2009, vol.20, n.2. ISSN 1024-9435.

The metabolic syndrome comprises a group of ischemic cardiopaties risk factors and the type 2 mellitus diabetes. It is frequently associated to obesity and sedentary lifestyle. The characteristics of this syndrome are central obesity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, high figures of arterial blood pressure, insulin resistance, trend to a low grade inflammation and a prothombotic state. It is treated mainly with changes in life style, healthy diet, physical exercises, and elimination of toxic habits. The comorbidities are treated with medications. The fight against sedentary habits is an important part of its treatment.

Palabras clave : Obesity; sedentary habits; metabolic syndrome.

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