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Why is metabolic syndrome dangerous?

Identifying metabolic syndrome is important because the syndrome increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and other problems. People with metabolic syndrome are twice as likely to develop heart disease and five times as likely to develop diabetes as those who don't have metabolic syndrome.

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What is metabolic syndrome?
Melissa B. Bagloo, MDMelissa B. Bagloo, MD
Metabolic syndrome has varying definitions, depending on which society's guidelines you look at. Whe...
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How common is metabolic syndrome?
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The epidemic of metabolic syndrome has spread to adolescents and young adults. Studies now show t...
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How Is Metabolic Syndrome Treated?
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