Metabolic Syndrome

Topic Title: Metabolic Syndrome
Created On: 05/20/2015 11:55 AM

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A person is diagnosed with metabolic syndrome when they have three or more risk factors for the condition, such as abdominal obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. 

 Fast facts about metabolic syndrome

  • The more risk factors a person has for metabolic syndrome, the more likely they are to develop associated conditions
  • Overweight and obesity, physical inactivity and genetic factors are just some of the underlying causes of metabolic syndrome
  • Lifestyle changes - such as quitting smoking and adopting a healthy diet - are the best way to prevent or treat metabolic syndrome.
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