Table 1: National cholesterol education program: Adult Treatment Panel III criteria for metabolic syndrome.

Abdominal obesityWaist circumference
>102 cm in men
>88 cm in women

Glucose intoleranceFasting plasma glucose ≥ 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L)

HypertensionBlood pressure ≥ 130/85 mmHg or on therapy for hypertension

HypertriglyceridemiaSerum triglycerides ≥ 150 mg/dL or on therapy for hypertriglyceridemia

Low HDL-CSerum HDL-C < 40 mg/dL (1 mmol/L) in men
Serum HDL-C < 50 mg/dL (1.3 mmol/L) in women