Aging of the world population is a major contributor to the growing prevalence of the metabolic syndrome, as older persons are frequently affected by the constellation of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors that constitute the syndrome. The metabolic syndrome has been related to the increasing prevalence of obesity, which is escalating even among older age groups. The present review covers data on the novel proposed biological mediators of the metabolic syndrome, which are as well linked to the aging process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-11
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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