Metabolic Syndrome Associated with Lower Extremity Arterial Disease in Women

Metabolic syndrome, which refers to a person having at least three inflammation risk factors such as hyperlipidemia, insulin resistance, and obesity, is common in people with diabetes. Lower extremity arterial disease, which involves the narrowing or clogging of the arteries leading to a gradual reduction of blood supply to the lower limbs, can result in increased risk of functional impairment, limb loss, myocardial infarction, stroke, and death. Read more

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