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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