Am I at Risk
Increasing age is associated with metabolic syndrome, although it is becoming more predominant in school age children.
_____ People that are Hispanic or Asian have a greater risk than people of other races do.
_____ Obesity is a risk factor for metabolic syndrome. Abdominal obesity, weight around the waist or an “apple shaped” body presents a greater risk.
_____ A family history of diabetes or diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) increases the risk of metabolic syndrome.
_____ High blood pressure increases the risk of metabolic syndrome.
_____ Polycystic ovary disease in women alters hormones and increases the risk.
_____ People with heart disease have an increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome.
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