Metabolic Syndrome X Causes & Risk Factors
- Q What increases my risk for metabolic syndrome?
Risk for metabolic syndrome X is increased by genetic predisposition, age, gender, medical history, and weight. If you are genetically predisposed, meaning you have a family history of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease or obesity, then... Full Answer
- Q Can frequent consumption of soft drinks promote metabolic syndrome?
Dr. Michael T Murray, Naturopathic MedicineThe frequent consumption of soft drinks, whether regular or diet, is associated with obesity and increased risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes. A team of researchers at Harvard analyzed consumption of soft drinks in more than 6,000 individuals... Full Answer
- Q What does it mean to be "apple shaped" in relation to metabolic syndrome X?
In relation to metabolic syndrome X, the term "apple shaped" refers to carrying your weight around the middle of your body. Storing your fat around the midsection puts you at greater risk for metabolic syndrome X. Excess fat in the abdominal area has... Full Answer
- Q What causes metabolic syndrome X?
Metabolic syndrome X is caused by your body's inability to properly metabolize the insulin that it makes. Insulin is needed to help process the sugar, or glucose, which your body gets from the foods you eat. When the cells of your body are unable to... Full Answer
- Q Does metabolic syndrome X run in families?
The components that make up metabolic syndrome X can run in families. If you have a family history of diabetes, elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, or heart disease then you are at greater risk for metabolic syndrome X. Knowing your... Full Answer
- Q Is the risk for metabolic syndrome X greater for men?
Men tend to have a naturally greater risk for metabolic syndrome X, as they are more prone to carrying weight around their middle. The excess weight carried in the middle throughout a man's life places him at a slightly higher risk for metabolic syndrome... Full Answer