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What is metabolic syndrome?

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Metabolic syndrome, also known as syndrome X or dysmetabolic syndrome, refers to a cluster of metabolic conditions that can lead to heart disease.

The main features of metabolic syndrome include insulin resistance, hypertension (high blood pressure), abnormal cholesterol, and an increased risk for clotting. People diagnosed with this syndrome are usually overweight or obese.

From: Metabolic Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2018

SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2018

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