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    What is metabolic syndrome?

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  • Peta Adams

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    Metabolic Syndrome or Sydrome X has a few definitions;

    According to the International Diabetes Federation it is defined as a wasit circumference above 94cm for men and 88cm for women or BMI >30kg/m2 and any 2 of the following conditions;

    • Elevated triglycerides >1.7mmol/L
    • Low HDl-cholesterol <1.0mmol/L (sex dependant)
    • High Blood Pressure >180mg and >85mg
    • Elevated fasting glucose >5.6mmol/L
    Any of these 2 conditions aslong with central obesity is classified as metabolic syndrome. They are a collection of medical disorders which increase the risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes.

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