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by EBSCO Medical Review Board

Metabolic syndrome is a mix of things that raise the risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke

Most of these do not cause problems that can be seen. They may be found during a doctor visit or with routine tests. This is one reason why it is important to see the doctor.

References

Metabolic syndrome. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/nutritional-disorders/obesity-and-the-metabolic-syndrome/metabolic-syndrome. Updated December 2016. August 27, 2018.

Metabolic syndrome. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/metabolic-syndrome. Accessed August 27, 2018.

Metabolic syndrome in adults. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:  http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T113812/Metabolic-syndrome-in-adults  . Updated March 29, 2018. Accessed August 27, 2018.

Symptoms and diagnosis of metabolic syndrome. American Heart Association website. Available at: https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/metabolic-syndrome/symptoms-and-diagnosis-of-metabolic-syndrome. Accessed August 27, 2018.

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