Get to know your words: Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors which, when present, greatly increase an individual’s risk of developing coronary heart disease or type-2 diabetes. They are: insulin resistance (or high blood glucose levels), hypertension, abnormal blood lipids, and obesity.

As with pre-cancer, the presence of these risk factors DO NOT mean you will develop a disease. Knowing if you have this syndrome is helpful to monitor your health more closely to prevent and treat possible health complication.

Metabolic syndrome

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