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Table 1 Metabolic Syndrome criteria

From: White matter fractional anisotropy is related to processing speed in metabolic syndrome patients: a case-control study

Measure Categorical Cut-off points
Elevated waist circumference ≥ 102 cm in men ≥ 88 cm in women
Elevated triglycerides ≥150 mg/dL or On drug treatment for elevated triglycerides
Reduced HDL-Cholesterol < 40 mg/dL in men < 50 mg/dL in women or On drug treatment for reduced HDL-cholesterol.
Elevated blood pressure ≥ 130 mm Hg systolic blood pressure or ≥ 85 mm Hg diastolic blood pressure or On antihypertensive drug treatment.
Elevated fasting glucose ≥ 100 mg/dL or On drug treatment for elevated glucose.
  1. HDL: High density lipoproteins