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 Too much body fat and too little exercise is the perfect formula for promoting prediabetes (also called metabolic syndrome). Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 7 Apr. 2022 These conditions include inflammatory bowel disease, metabolic syndrome (a cluster of risk factors and conditions that up your heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes risk), severe acne, arthritis, and diabetes. Sara Gaynes Levy, SELF, 17 Feb. 2022 This is another murky area, but researchers speculate this may occur because Black people have higher rates of metabolic syndrome—one of the aforementioned risk factors for hidradenitis suppurativa12. Sara Gaynes Levy, SELF, 17 Feb. 2022 For a period of 16 weeks, 56 men and 63 women with metabolic syndrome completed three HIIT sessions per week. Matt Fitzgerald, Outside Online, 10 Feb. 2020 The researchers used a statistical tool known as the MetS Z-score, which incorporates measurements of all five components of metabolic syndrome, to assess the results—which were impressive. Matt Fitzgerald, Outside Online, 10 Feb. 2020 More than a third of Americans have what's called metabolic syndrome, and that number increases to nearly half of those age 60 and over. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, 5 Oct. 2021 The team, which published their findings in the journal Psychology & Health in 2019, found those who took more vacation days had fewer metabolic syndrome incidences or symptoms than those who did not. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 29 Aug. 2021 Shift workers of all varieties frequently suffer from circadian rhythm disorders, putting them at greater risk of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases. Dieynaba Young, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 June 2021 See More

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1991, in the meaning defined above

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“Metabolic syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metabolic%20syndrome. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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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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