Metabolic syndrome

What is metabolic syndrome? 

Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, or other health risks associated with being overweight or obese.

Belly fat and insulin resistance

Belly fat and insulin resistance

What are the 5 components of metabolic syndrome?

The five components of the metabolic syndrome that relate to CVD:

  1. abdominal obesity with waist circumference of >40 inches in men and 35 inches in women (lower by 5 in Asians),
  2. atherogenic dyslipidemia such as elevated Triglycerides of over 150 and
  3. low good cholesterol (HDL of <50),
  4. raised blood pressure or taking blood pressure medications,
  5. fasting blood sugar of 100 or more or a diagnosis of prediabetes or diabetes (or other signs of insulin resistance ± glucose intolerance, proinflammatory and prothrombotic states).

How is metabolic syndrome diagnosed?

Through a combination of physical exam and blood work

  • Fasting glucose test. This test measures blood glucose(fasting) done in the morning. Fasting glucose levels of 100 to 125 mg/dL are above normal but not high enough to be called diabetes are said to have pre-diabetes.
  • Glucose tolerance test. This test measures blood glucose after people fast for at least 8 hours and 2 hours after they drink a sweet liquid provided by a doctor or laboratory. A blood glucose level between 140 and 199 mg/dL means glucose tolerance is not normal but is not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. This form of pre-diabetes is called IGT and, like IFG, it points toward a history of insulin resistance and a risk for developing diabetes

What are the ymptoms of metabolic syndrome?

Most of the metabolic risk factors have no signs or symptoms, although a large waistline is a visible sign.

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neck lines sign of insulin resistance

neck lines sign of insulin resistance

How common is metabolic syndrome?

One in three Americans currently meet the criteria for metabolic syndrome and another third have some early signs of insulin resistance which is a precursor to metabolic syndrome.

CDC statistics on metabolic syndrome

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Frequently asked questions regarding metabolic syndrome

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