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What are risk factors for metabolic syndrome?

The biggest risk factor is obesity. Patients who are obese are at a much higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome and the medical problems that go along with it. Cardiac risks are another major factor, because the risk factors for developing heart disease and vascular disease are much more elevated in patients who have metabolic syndrome. In the long term, those risks can have serious effects on patients' health and the quality of their life.

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What causes metabolic syndrome X?
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Metabolic syndrome X is caused by several factors that are present at the same time. One is your bod...
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What does it mean to be apple shaped in relation to metabolic syndrome X?
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In relation to metabolic syndrome X, the term "apple shaped" refers to carrying your weight around t...
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What increases my risk for metabolic syndrome?
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Risk for metabolic syndrome X is increased by genetic predisposition, age, gender, medical history, ...
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Is the risk for metabolic syndrome X greater for men?
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Men tend to have a naturally greater risk for metabolic syndrome X, as they are more prone to carryi...
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