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Table 1 Diagnostic Criteria for the Metabolic Syndrome [10, 15]

From: Metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus: focus on peroxisome proliferator activated receptors (PPAR)

Abdominal obesity (waist circumference >102 cm [40 in] in men, >88 cm [35 in] in women)
Hypertriglyceridemia (>/= 150 mg/dL)
Low HDL-C (< 40 mg/dL in men, <50 mg/dL in women)
High blood pressure (>/= 130/85 mm Hg)
High fasting glucose (IGT [blood sugar >/= 110 mg/dL and <126 mg/dL] without diabetes)