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Is metabolic syndrome a mild form of Cushing's syndrome?

Authors
  • Krikorian, Armand
  • Khan, Mehreen
Type
Published Article
Journal
Reviews in endocrine & metabolic disorders
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2010
Volume
11
Issue
2
Pages
141–145
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11154-010-9142-4
PMID: 20711679
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Metabolic Syndrome is a diagnosis of increasing prevalence that is noted to share multiple clinical features with Cushing's syndrome. Several studies suggest abnormalities in the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis to be associated with this disease and tissue-specific hypercortisolemia is being investigated as a possible contributing factor. More research is needed to explore the relation between cortisol and the metabolic syndrome which, if confirmed, will have major therapeutic and public health implications.

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