The metabolic syndrome is the combination of a central obesity, lipid disorders, glucidic disorders, and arterial hypertension. It is predictive of the occurrence of type 2 diabetes, and it is a cardiovascular disease risk factor. Its prevalence is continuously increasing, and is today around 15% in France. There is a close link between metabolic syndrome, central adiposity, insuline resistance, ... [Show full abstract] inflammation, and endothelial dysfunction. The management of metabolic syndrome includes diet and physical exercise. Specific drugs can be added secondarily.