Approximately 47 million Americans have metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome increases the risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney disease.
Cooper Health: The Cooper Clinic Magazine, Spring 2006, 8-10.
|Abdominal obesity (waist circumference)||Women: > 88 cm (35") Men: > 102 cm (40")|
|High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol||Women: <40 mg / dL (1.29 mmol /L) Men: < 50 mg / dL (1.04 mmol / L)|
|Triglycerides||>150 mg / dL (1.69 mmol / L)|
|Fasting glucose||>110 mg / dL (6.1 mmol / L)|
|Blood pressure||> 130/85 mmHg|
Metabolic Syndrome is diagnosed when three or more risk factors are present.
National Institutes of Health 2001. NIH Publication No 01-3670.
Metabolic Syndrome has traditionally included:
- Heart Disease
- Lipid Problems
- Type 2 Diabetes
Some authorities now also associate the following disorders with Metabolic Syndrome:
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease