Striking similarities exist between Syndrome X (3,35) and untreated GH deficiency in adults (55). The most central findings in both these syndromes are abdominal/ visceral obesity and insulin resistance (35,56-58). Other features common to both conditions are high triglyceride and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol concentrations, an increased prevalence of hypertension, elevated levels of plasma fibrinogen and plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI)-1 activity, premature atherosclerosis, and increased mortality from cardiovascular diseases (35,56,59-62). Because of these similarities between GH deficiency in adults and Syndrome X, undetectable and low levels of GH, respectively, may be of importance for their metabolic consequences in these conditions.
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