Metabolic syndrome x: A postmenopausal woman’s hidden nemesis

Lynda B. Ransdell, Heather Shaw, Deborah Ostlund

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Metabolic syndrome X is a combination of modifiable (physiological, morphological, lifestyle) and non-modifiable (genotype, sex, age, race) risk factors that are likely precursors to non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (N1DDM) and cardiovascular disease (CVD), two of the top ten killers of postmenopausal women. This article describes the components of syndrome X, explains why women should be concerned about it, and delineates risk factors. Also discussed arc sociological elements related to syndrome X, psychosocial implications of the condition, and suggested treatments. If postmenopausal women can be educated about the dangers of this condition, successful prevention and treatment arc more likely.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-75
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Women and Aging
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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