Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome puts a person at risk for:
Metabolic syndrome is characterized by:
- Central obesity —high amount of fat around the waist
- Low levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol
- High levels of triglycerides—type of fat measured in the blood
- Elevated blood pressure
- Elevated fasting glucose level
Coronary Heart Disease
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Last reviewed May 2014by Kim Carmichael, MD
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