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Table 1 Definition of metabolic health [2]

From: Metabolically healthy obese and metabolic syndrome of the lean: the importance of diet quality. Analysis of MAGNETIC cohort

Blood pressureSBP ≥130 mmHg or DBP ≥85 mmHg
or use of antihypertensive medicationa
Triglycerides≥150 mg/dl
or use of lipid-lowering medicationa
HDL cholesterolMen < 40 mg/dl (1.0 mmol/l)
Women < 50 mg/dl (1.2 mmol/l)
Total cholesterol> 200 mg/dl (5.2 mmol/l)
or use of cholesterol-lowering medicationa
GlucoseGlucose > 100 mg/dl (> 5.55 mmol/l) or diabetes mellitus type 2
Metabolically healthy (without metabolic syndrome)0–1 of the above cut-offs
Metabolically unhealthy (with metabolic syndrome)≥2 of the above cut-offs
  1. aNone of the subjects was on lipid lowering or hypertensive therapy