oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - The metabolic syndrome - does it exist? - : editorial

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1608-9677
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1009



The association between type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), obesity, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, hyperuricaemia and coronary vascular disease (CVD) was recorded more than 70 years ago, and in 1977 Haller coined the term metabolic syndrome (MS) to describe this group of disorders.

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