What is Metabolic Syndrome?
Metabolic syndrome is considered by some health experts to be the most troubling chronic health crisis in North America today, where the prevalence in the US alone is 38% of the adult population. The condition is characterized as a clustering of 3 out 5 medical conditions and is associated with the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
In this edition of CDA Oasis Live, Dr. John O’Keefe is joined by Dr. PJ Murphy, Clinical Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry UBC, to discuss the management of metabolic syndrome in the dental office. Dr. Murphy outlines the basis for diagnosis, the associated health risks, and highlights specific implications for dentists in treating patients with metabolic syndrome.
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Until next time!
CDA Oasis Team