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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Metabolic syndrome

What is the metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome affects one out of every four Americans (2/5 people over age 60).

Individuals who have at least three of the following criteria are considered to have this condition:

1. abdominal obesity
2. elevated triglyceride levels
3. low HDL cholesterol
4. high blood pressure
5. Resting blood glucose levels greater than 100 mg/dL

Those with metabolic syndrome are at increased risk for heart attack, stroke and even death.

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