What is metabolic syndrome

What is metabolic syndrome?

Pawel Malczewski
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Metabolic syndrome is a medical condition, diagnosed when any three out of the following five risk factors occur together (1)National heart, lung and blood institute. What Is Metabolic Syndrome? Available here.:
1. Abdominal obesity (apple shaped body);
2. High blood triglyceride levels;
3. Low HDL cholesterol level;
4. High blood pressure; (see how to reduce it..)
5. High fasting blood glucose.

Metabolic syndrome indicates a high risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.

Other risks linked to metabolic syndrome are:
1. Insulin resistance;
2. Lack of physical activity;
3. Genetics;
4. Chronic stress;
5. Diet high in fructose (2)Kelishadi R, Mansourian M, Heidari-Beni M. Association of fructose consumption and components of metabolic syndrome in human studies: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutrition. 2014 May;30(5):503-10. Available here.; (read more..)
6. Alcoholism;
7. Aging (if linked to obesity and sedentary lifestyle).

References   [ + ]

1. National heart, lung and blood institute. What Is Metabolic Syndrome? Available here.
2. Kelishadi R, Mansourian M, Heidari-Beni M. Association of fructose consumption and components of metabolic syndrome in human studies: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutrition. 2014 May;30(5):503-10. Available here.