Definition of syndrome X in English:

syndrome X


  • A group of risk factors (including glucose intolerance, high triglycerides, obesity, and hypertension) that indicate predisposition to diabetes.

    • ‘Due to a genetic predisposition, urban Indians suffer from extremely high obesity, syndrome X, diabetes and coronary heart disease.’
    • ‘Central or visceral obesity is a central feature of syndrome X, and waist-to-hip ratios and BMI are significantly greater in NASH patients than in controls.’
    • ‘In patients with syndrome X, insulin cannot transport the glucose, causing the pancreas to produce more insulin to normalize blood glucose levels.’
    • ‘Insulin sensitivity testing revealed all of the patients had at least one clinical sign of metabolic syndrome or syndrome X.’
    • ‘In contrast, the prevalence of syndrome X was calculated to be as low as 3% for men and 3.4% for women in a large Italian probability sample.’