Metabolic Syndrome

There are five conditions which are very common among people who are generally unhealthy. They are:

If you have three of these conditions, that is considered to be “metabolic syndrome.”

It seems to be just shorthand for saying, “You are in poor physical condition and this is a threat to your life.”

I feel like this might just be something created for analytics. I doubt any doctor would tell one of their patients that they have metabolic syndrome, but by classifying them as such gives them some statistics – “3 out of 5 adults have metabolic syndrome,” or something.

Why I Looked It Up

I had heard the term for years, and wasn’t sure if there was a specific definition for it. Still seems vague.

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