Metabolic Syndrome

What is metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, and other health problems. You can have just one risk factor, but people often have several of them together. When you have at least three of them, it is called metabolic syndrome. These risk factors include

  • A large waistline, also called abdominal obesity or "having an apple shape." Too much fat around the stomach is a greater risk factor for heart disease than too much fat in other parts of the body.
  • Having a high triglyceride level. Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood.
  • Having a low HDL cholesterol level. HDL is sometimes called the "good" cholesterol because it helps remove cholesterol from your arteries.
  • Having high blood pressure. If your blood pressure stays high over time, it can damage your heart and lead to other health problems.
  • Having a high fasting blood sugar. Mildly high blood sugar may be an early sign of diabetes.

The more factors you have, the higher your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke is.

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  1. Metabolic Syndrome (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... act together: Overweight and obesity An inactive lifestyle Insulin resistance, a condition in which the body can't ... sugar into your cells to give them energy. Insulin resistance can lead to high blood sugar levels. Age - ...
  2. Type A insulin resistance syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by severe insulin resistance, a condition in which the body's tissues and organs do not ...
  3. Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    Prediabetes/Related Issues ... Prediabetes ... Metabolic Syndrome/Related Issues ... Metabolic Syndrome ... Learn about the causes of insulin resistance and prediabetes, ...
  4. Prediabetes (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... them energy. A problem with insulin could be Insulin resistance, a condition in which the body can't use its insulin properly. It makes it hard for your cells ...
  5. ... body type may be described as "apple-shaped." Insulin resistance -- Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas. ... control the amount of sugar in the blood. Insulin resistance means that some cells in the body use ...
  6. The anti-insulin antibody test checks to see if your body has produced antibodies against insulin. Antibodies are proteins the body ...
  7. All about Insulin Resistance (American Diabetes Association) - PDF  
    Diabetes Type 2/Specifics ... Diabetes Type 2 ... Diabetic Heart Disease/Related Issues ... Diabetic Heart Disease ... American Diabetes Association ... PDF
  8. ClinicalTrials.gov: Insulin Resistance From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Metabolic Syndrome/Clinical Trials ... Metabolic Syndrome ... Prediabetes/Clinical Trials ... Prediabetes ... National Institutes of Health ... From the National Institutes of ...
  9. Waiting too long to get medical care when you are sick can lead to getting much sicker. When you have diabetes, a delay in getting ...
  10. ... syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by severe insulin resistance, a condition in which the body's tissues ... as energy. In people with Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome, insulin resistance impairs blood sugar regulation and ultimately leads to ...
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