Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors. The factors are related to the breakdown and use of food. These conditions are risk factors for health issues such as:
- Abdominal obesity—high amount of fat in trunk area
- Dyslipidemia —high triglycerides and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or “good”) cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Insulin resistance (glucose intolerance or prediabetes)—insulin helps move glucose out of the blood into cells; if a resistance develops it will increase the amounts of blood glucose
Coronary Heart Disease
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