Metabolic syndrome or (Metabolic Age) is a collection of symptoms that lead to the slowing down of the bodies’ metabolism that leads to a diseased state. To be classified as Metabolic syndrome patients will have 3 of the 5 following disease states:
2. Coronary heart disease
3. Type 2 diabetes
4. High blood pressure (hypertension)
5. High/ imbalanced cholesterol (dyslipidemia)
If you have any one of the above you need to evaluate the reasons behind it and start to reduce your risk of metabolic syndrome. Since 2006, 68% of Australians have been classed as obese with a majority (1 in 4) fitting into the metabolic syndrome profile (including adolescents!). Almost all cases of metabolic syndrome could have been prevented by following a healthy diet and lifestyle, which has become ‘abnormal’ in Western society.
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