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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 X than a woman who typically see excess abdominal fat after she has gone through menopause. However, women who suffer from polycystic ovary disease may have an increased risk given that the malfunction in hormone production that causes polycystic ovary disease has also been linked to the risk for metabolic syndrome X.

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