An update on inflammatory markers in metabolic syndrome


  • Akshay Prashanth Giri Department of General Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Lokesh Shanmugam Department of General Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India



Metabolic syndrome, Cytokine, Inflammatory marker, hsCRP, Interleukin


Metabolic syndrome is an emerging global threat as a major health burden. It is widely presumed that Metabolic syndrome is associated with a low grade chronic inflammatory phenomenon. This inflammatory state is due to the imbalance between the pro and anti-inflammatory cytokines. Studies have been performed on various inflammatory markers in metabolic syndrome like hsCRP, TNF-alpha, Adiponectin, IL-6, IL-10. Articles were chosen from indexed journals from various search engines. Pro inflammatory cytokines like hsCRP, TNF – alpha, Interleukin -6 were found to be increased and anti-inflammatory cytokines like Interleukin – 10 were reduced in metabolic syndrome.  


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