Metabolic syndrome is a combination of conditions associated with obesity that may include high blood pressure, elevated blood lipids, and high fasting blood sugar.
Metabolic syndrome puts a person at risk for:
Metabolic syndrome may be characterized by:
- Central obesity—high amount of fat around the waist
- Low levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL or good) cholesterol
- High levels of triglycerides—type of fat measured in the blood
- Elevated blood pressure
- Elevated fasting glucose level due to lower sensitivity to insulin
Coronary Heart Disease
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Last reviewedMay 2014by Kim Carmichael, MD
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