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Risk Factors, Conditions and Complications of Metabolic Diseases

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours
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Course Summary

Metabolic syndrome is a benign-sounding name for a cluster of conditions that could have a significant, and deadly, impact on cardiovascular health. The condition refers to the body’s normal biochemical functions. When these functions get out of balance, the risk of developing coronary heart disease is increased. Factors such as poor diet, limited exercise, and insulin resistance can lead to plaque build-up within the arteries, leaving patients at risk for a major cardiac event. Understanding the factors that comprise metabolic syndrome is key to helping patients mitigate its impact. This is the first in a three-part series on metabolic syndrome.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction

II.          Defining Metabolic Syndrome

III.        Obesity And Health Risks

IV.         Insulin Resistance

V.           Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors

1.   Unmodifiable Risk Factors

2.   Modifiable Risk Factors

VI.         Complications Of Metabolic Syndrome

1.   Obesity: A Consequence of Metabolic Syndrome

2.   Metabolic Syndrome and Heart Disease

3.   Cardiovascular Disease and Obesity

4.   Diabetes

5.   Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

6.   Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

VII.      Summary

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