Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors that increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes. It is defined as having three or more of the following:

High blood pressure, High blood sugar, High levels of bad blood fat (LDL, triglycerides), Low levels of good fat (HDL), Belly fat (waist size of 40″ or more for men and 35″ or more for women.

Source: UH Elyria Medical Center 2018 university Hospitals Elyria, Ohio

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