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Table 4 Adult treatment panel (ATP) III clinical identification of metabolic syndrome

From: Associations between DNA methylation and BMI vary by metabolic health status: a potential link to disparate cardiovascular outcomes

Clinical measure Defining level
Waist circumference  ≥ 102 cm in men or ≥ 88 cm in women
Triglycerides  ≥ 150 mg/dL or drug treatment for elevated triglycerides
High density lipoprotein (HDL)  < 40 mg/dL in men or < 50 mg/dL in women or drug treatment for reduced HDL
Blood pressure  ≥ 130/85 mmHG or drug treatment for hypertension
Glucose  ≥ 110 mg/dL or drug treatment for elevated glucose