Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions, increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
It has been established that patients diagnosed with metabolic syndrome (MS) have significantly greater incidence of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Indeed, diabetes is a nationwide epidemic in the United States affecting nearly 26 million Americans, with 90-95% of these cases being T2DM. The monetary costs for diabetes alone accounts for an estimated 245 billion dollars in the United States annually. CVD is the primary cause of death in people with T2DM and ranks number one in fatalities worldwide. Similar to increased incidences of individuals with T2DM, diagnosis of people with MS is steadily rising.
Review articles are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic. They analyze or discuss research previously published by scientist and academicians rather than reporting novel research results.
Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers. Literature reviews, by contrast, provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications.
The concept of "review article" is separate from the concept of peer-reviewed literature. It is possible for a review to be peer-reviewed, and it is possible for a review to be non-peer-reviewed.
Last date updated on September, 2014