Metabolic Syndrome: One Health Challenge That’s Actually The Accumulation Of Several Separate Risk Factors


Metabolic Syndrome is a term applied in medicine to a group of “biomarkers” (biological indicators) that, when taken together, point to a seriously increased risk of coronary artery disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. Even though we think that Metabolic Syndrome is a “new”medical concept the term has actually been around for several decades, first coming into use in the 1950s. By the 1970s, it had become the common term to describe a cluster of risk factors associated with diabetes . Over the years, the list of risk factors has evolved from the original 3 – diabetes, elevated cholesterol and elevated triglycerides – to as many as 8, depending on whose definition you follow. Whichever you choose though, Metabolic Syndrome is a situation you want to avoid. Understanding what those risk factors are and then taking action to avoid or correct them is a proactive health strategy you can pursue every day.

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