Doubts raised over existence of "metabolic syndrome"

08/26/2005 | Reuters

Two major diabetes groups, saying there is not enough research on the subject, have questioned whether the medical condition, which is seen by some as a precursor of cardiovascular issues, actually exists. Analysts say the groups' position as a setback for Sanofi-Aventis, which reportedly hopes to market its new anti-obesity drug Acomplia also as a treatment for "metabolic syndrome."

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