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Metabolic Syndrome Index

The results of your blood test indicate a tendency towards metabolic syndrome and a need for blood sugar support.

Metabolic syndrome is a clustering of at least three of the five following medical conditions (giving a total of 16 possible combinations giving the syndrome):

  • abdominal (central) obesity
  • high blood pressure
  • high blood sugar
  • high serum triglycerides
  • low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels

Metabolic syndrome is associated with the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and prediabetes are closely related to one another and have overlapping aspects.

The syndrome is thought to be caused by an underlying disorder of energy utilisation and storage.