Metabolic syndrome is the medical term for a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.
It puts you at greater risk of getting Coronary heart disease , stroke and other conditions that affect the blood vessels.
On their own, diabetes , high blood pressure and obesity can damage your blood vessels, but having all three together is particularly dangerous.
They'revery common conditions that are all linked, which explains why metabolic syndrome affects an estimated one in four adults in the UK.
This page covers:
Prevention and reversal
Find out what metabolic syndrome is, what the symptoms and risk factors are, and what you can do to reverse or prevent it.
Metabolic syndrome may be diagnosed if you have three or more of the following symptoms: a waist circumference of94cm (37 inches) or more in European men, or 90cm (35.5 inches) or more inSouth Asian
Metabolic syndrome is associated with being overweight or obese , and a lack of physical activity. It's also linked to insulin resistance, which is a key feature of type 2 diabetes . Blood sugar leve
You can prevent or reverse metabolic syndrome by making a number of lifestyle changes, including: losing weight exercising regularly eating healthily to keep your blood pressure, cholesterol