||Malik and colleagues demonstrated that the
cardiometabolic risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome increase the
CVD mortality rate. Relative to an individual with no metabolic syndrome
risk factors, having 1 to 2 risk factors increased a patientís hazard ratio
by more than 70%. Persons with metabolic syndrome (having =3 of the 5 risk
factors) were found to have a hazard ratio of 2.71. The ratio increased with
the onset of type 2 diabetes, CVD, and was greatest in persons with existing
CVD and T2DM.