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Pedro-Botet, J. (Juan); Ascaso, F.J. (Francisco J.); Barrios, V. (V.); et al. "COSMIC project: consensus on the objectives of the metabolic syndrome in clinic". International journal of literature and arts. 6 (4), 2018, 68 - 76
Metabolic syndrome (MetS), a disorder with a high and growing prevalence, is a
recognized risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes. It is a constellation
of clinical and metabolic risk factors that include abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia, glucose intolerance, and hypertension. Unfortunately, MetS is typically underrecognized, and there is great
heterogeneity in its management, which can hamper clinical decision-making and be a barrier to
achieving the therapeutic goals of CVD and diabetes prevention. Although no single treatment
for MetS as a whole currently exists, management should be targeted at treating the conditions
contributing to it and possibly reversing the risk factors. All this justifies the need to develop
recommendations that adapt existing knowledge to clinical practice in our healthcare system. In
this regard, professionals from different scientific societies who are involved in the management
of the different MetS components reviewed the available scientific evidence focused basically on
therapeutic aspects of MetS and developed a consensus document to establish recommendations
on therapeutic goals that facilitate their homogenization in clinical decision-making.