metabolic syndrome

noun

Definition of metabolic syndrome

: a syndrome marked by the presence of usually three or more of a group of factors (such as high blood pressure, abdominal obesity, high triglyceride levels, low HDL levels, and high fasting levels of blood sugar) that are linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes

called also insulin resistance syndrome

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Recent Examples on the Web But endocrine disruption is also a culprit in rising rates of autoimmune disorders as well as the growing epidemic of obesity and metabolic syndrome (a cluster of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes). Stacey Colino, Scientific American, "Reproductive Problems in Both Men and Women Are Rising at an Alarming Rate," 16 Mar. 2021 The result is often a cascade of health problems — hypertension, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome — that strike early and feed off of each other. Akilah Johnson, ProPublica, "How COVID-19 Hollowed Out a Generation of Young Black Men," 22 Dec. 2020 Nutrients reviewed the protective effects of honey for metabolic syndrome (MetS), a cluster of specific risk factors found in a third of US adults. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "5 Health Benefits of Honey, According to a Nutritionist," 28 Aug. 2020 Previous research has also shown a link between diet beverages and stroke, dementia, Type 2 diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome, which can lead to heart disease and diabetes. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Diet drinks linked to heart issues, study finds. Here's what to do," 26 Oct. 2020 Rises or falls in PPARs activity contribute to obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and fatty liver disease. Alexander Suvorov, The Conversation, "Exposure to man-made chemicals influences genes controlling aging, immune system and metabolism," 15 Oct. 2020 One recent study in men with metabolic syndrome compared the effects of consuming one cup of blueberries per day to a placebo over the course of six months. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "5 Health Benefits of Blueberries, According to a Nutritionist," 17 Aug. 2020 In order to prevent dangerous lapses in heart care going forward, Dr. Steinbaum says that anyone with diabetes, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, or heart disease should monitor blood pressure, weight, and heart rate at home. Ginny Graves, Health.com, "COVID-19’s Effects Reach Beyond the Virus. Here Are Other Ways It’s Impacting Our Health," 20 Aug. 2020 Ample research has pointed out that too much sitting can raise your risk for developing serious health concerns, including obesity and metabolic syndrome. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "Is a standing desk really worth it? We find out," 12 Aug. 2020

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1991, in the meaning defined above

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metabolic syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of metabolic syndrome

: a syndrome marked by the presence of usually three or more of a group of factors (as high blood pressure, abdominal obesity, high triglyceride levels, low HDL levels, and high fasting levels of blood sugar) that are linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes

called also insulin resistance syndrome, syndrome X

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