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.


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