Metabolic Syndrome & Health Checks

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- Metabolic Syndrome

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Metabolic Syndrome メタボリック症

What is it?

Metabolic syndrome is a combination of medical disorders that increase the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. In general, a person with metabolic syndrome is twice as likely to develop heart disease and five times as likely to develop diabetes as someone without metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome is defined by the International Diabetes Federation as:

Central Obesity (*see below) – plus any two of the following:

  • - raised triglycerides** (over 150 mg/dl),
  • - reduced HDL-cholesterol (less than 40 mg/dl in men & less than 50 mg/dl in women)
  • - a raised blood pressure (systolic BP is 130 or higher, or diastolic BP is 85 or higher)
  • - a raised fasting blood sugar level (over 100 mg/dl)

** triglycerides are the main constituent of vegetable oil and animal fats.

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