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Table 1 The ATP III components and criteria of diagnosing metabolic syndrome [3]

From: Effects of low carbohydrate diet compared to low fat diet on reversing the metabolic syndrome, using NCEP ATP III criteria: a randomized clinical trial

Component Criteria
Abdominal obesity: Increased waist circumference Men: ≥  102 cm
Women: ≥  88 cm
Elevated triglycerides ≥  150 mg/dL
Reduced HDL Men: <  40 mg/dL
Women: <  50 mg/dL
Elevated blood pressure ≥  130/85 mmHg
Elevated fasting glucose ≥  100 mg/dL