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Central adiposity

accumulation of abdominal fat, resulting in an increased waist circumference

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Cholesterol

component of cell membrane that is produced and processed in the liver; a fat essential for the formation of steroid hormones that is produced in cells and taken in by dietary sources

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Dyslipidemia

abnormal lipid levels in the blood; associated with atherosclerosis and its many pathophysiologic effects (e.g., myocardial ischemia and infarction, stroke, peripheral arterial occlusive disease)

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Lipoproteins

specific proteins in plasma that transport blood lipids; contain cholesterol, phospholipid, and triglyceride bound to protein. They vary in density and amounts of lipid and protein

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Metabolic syndrome

cluster of several cardiovascular risk factors linked with obesity: increased waist circumference, elevated triglycerides, reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, elevated blood pressure, and elevated fasting glucose