Syndrome X - identification and treatment

February 7, 2004

Washington D.C. - Stephen E. Chiarello, M.D., began his presentationat the AAD annual meeting yesterday by asking those attending the sessionhow many had heard of Syndrome X. Based on the number of hands raised, hesaid that more dermatologists seem to be aware of this condition, also calledMetabolic Syndrome, which affects 90 million Americans and finds its rootsin high glycerin and insulin levels.