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10 Facts about Metabolic Diseases

What are Metabolic Diseases?

Metabolic syndrome is an umbrella term referring to a group of risk factors that increase the risk of developing stroke, diabetes, and heart disease. These include low good HDL cholesterol levels, high levels of triglyceride, excess waist fat, high levels of blood sugar, and high blood pressure. However, having one or more of these risk factors does not necessarily mean you have the disease. Instead, they would increase the risk of some heart diseases. A diagnosis of metabolic syndrome is often made when you have more than 3 of these elements. [1]