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 family history and getting regular checkups can prevent multiple factors of metabolic syndrome X. Also, if you know that you or your family members are at greater risk because of a family history, encourage the ones you love to get checked out as soon as possible.

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