Why is metabolic syndrome so important if it's not a disease? What have we learned from clinical trials about treating metabolic syndrome with lifestyle and/or drugs? And, what hurdles does the clinician face in trying to improve metabolic syndrome variables in the individual patient? Join Host Dr. Alan Brown as he welcomes Dr. Neil J Stone who will answer these questions and more. Dr. Stone is the Bonow Professor of Medicine at The Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University and Distinguished Physician and Medical Director of the Vascular Center of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.