The frequency of individual components of the metabolic syndrome among obese subjects (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m
). The presence of the metabolic syndrome mainly depends on the presence of a high blood pressure followed by the level of triglycerides and HDL cholesterol and – to a lesser extent – blood glucose levels. BP = blood pressure, BG = blood glucose, HDL-C = high density lipoprotein cholesterol, TG = triglycerides. *Denotes non-fasting measurement of blood glucose.