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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Physicians have noticed that skin tags appear to be more common in people who are overweight and at risk for metabolic syndrome (Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, January 2016). Houston Chronicle, "Vicks VapoRub for poison ivy itch," 8 July 2018 These findings suggest that the health markers that make up metabolic syndrome together can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, even in the absence of type 2 diabetes. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "The Science on Weight and Health," 26 June 2018 Other research shows people with more financial stress are more likely to have metabolic syndrome, a series of poor health markers that put you at risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and early death. Sarah Digiulio /, NBC News, "How to stop stressing over money so it doesn't hurt your health," 31 May 2018 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that will reduce your risk for many cancers, heart disease, mental distress, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, plus provide weight control and strengthen bones and muscles. Michael Roizen, M.d., And Mehmet Oz, Houston Chronicle, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of treatment," 24 June 2018 This hazard most likely results from the harmful effects of this protein on insulin resistance, the precursor to Type 2 diabetes, and development of the metabolic syndrome, a complex of cardiac risk factors. New York Times, "The Dangers of Belly Fat," 11 June 2018 Marital discord doubles the risk for metabolic syndrome. Ricki Rusting, Washington Post, "Can marriage make you sick?," 15 Apr. 2018 Plus, a recent Canadian study suggests that milk's heart-healthy fatty acids may help stave off metabolic syndrome, which ups your risk for heart disease and diabetes. 2. Marygrace Taylor, Woman's Day, "These 10 Foods Are Cheaper and Healthier Than Pricey 'Superfoods'," 24 Nov. 2014 Studies show that a person’s risks for obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome rise dramatically if their partner has the condition — doubling in the case of obesity , for example. Ricki Rusting, Washington Post, "Can marriage make you sick?," 15 Apr. 2018

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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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