A blood pressure higher than 130 over 85 can damage arteries and lead to problems throughout your body.
Triglyceride levels above 150 mg/dL usually indicate that too many calories are being converted to fat stores.
A waist circumference >40 inches for men and >35 inches for women is indicative of too much visceral fat.
HDL levels below 40-50 mg/dL can indicate that your body is having a hard time clearing itself of unwanted lipids.
Damage occurs if your body spends too much time at a blood glucose levels >100 mg/dL.
Metabolic syndrome is a food-related disease that is affecting the majority of Americans as we age. You can check out this ARTICLE from Science Daily to learn more.
Each of the 5 characteristics above is a health concern, and together they indicate that a person is on her/his way to developing diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease.
The good news is that metabolic syndrome can be stopped, but it takes making changes to how you eat. Getting rid of junk food, lowering your carb intake & learning to eat healthy fats has helped many people get their health back on track. Find out if eating this way will help you.