The metabolic syndrome is a set of risk factors that increase the chances of suffering from heart disease, diabetes or stroke. Among the risk factors to get to have metabolic syndrome are the following.19
If your doctor diagnoses 3 of the 5 mentioned factors, he can conclude that you have metabolic syndrome.
HOW IS THE METABOLIC SYNDROME TREATED?
People diagnosed with metabolic syndrome can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes by controlling the risk factors. It is recommended19:
19. American Heart Association. (2016). About Metabolic Syndrome. Retrieved from https://www.heart.org/-/media/data-import/downloadables/abh-what-is-metabolic-syndrome-spanish-ucm_486012.pdf