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How does metabolic syndrome X affect the body?

Metabolic syndrome X is a combination of risk factors that affect your body by causing a build up of plaque in your arteries. Clogged arteries can lead to cardiovascular disease and stroke. Metabolic syndrome X can lead to kidney disease, type 2 diabetes, and poor blood flow to the legs.

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