Metabolic Syndrome: What You Need to Know

Although it isn’t a disease in itself, MetS increases your risk for other serious heart-related health problems.

According to recent data from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES, a large, ongoing program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of Americans), one-third of U.S. adults have metabolic syndrome (MetS). MetS is a cluster of risk factors—high triglycerides (blood fats), reduced HDL (“good”) cholesterol, high blood pressure, high […]

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