It's made up of higher than normal:
- Blood pressure
- Fats in the blood
- Fasting blood glucose
- Weight—fat around the belly is the main problem
About 35% of adults in the US have metabolic syndrome. Your doctor can test your levels. Then, you can take steps to lower to bring the levels into a normal range. Doing so will lower your chances of serious health problems.
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Last reviewed May 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcin Chwistek, MD Last Updated: 8/27/2018