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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 81-87

Tobacco and metabolic syndrome


Department of Psychiatry, Lady Harding Medical College and Associated Hospitals, New Delhi, India

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Yatan Pal Singh Balhara
Department of Psychiatry, Lady Harding Medical College and Associated Hospitals, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.91197

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Tobacco is a leading contributor to morbidity and mortality globally. Metabolic syndrome is a constellation of abdominal obesity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, raised blood pressure, insulin resistance (with and without glucose intolerance), pro-inflammatory state, and pro-thrombotic state. Tobacco use is associated with various core components of metabolic syndrome. It has been found to play a causal role in various pathways leading on to development this condition, the current article discusses various facets of this association.


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