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What Is the Metabolic Syndrome?
The metabolic syndrome is a group of factors that increase your chances of developing heart disease or stroke. The metabolic syndrome also increases your risk for diabetes.
Mario says: "I have the metabolic syndrome. Five factors make up this syndrome and can cause trouble for your heart. My doctor said that you only need three of the five factors to have the metabolic syndrome. I am working with my doctor to decrease these factors."
Do you have the metabolic syndrome?
Having three or more of these factors means you have the metabolic syndrome.
Check the factors you have:
If you have three or more of these factors, talk to your doctor about the metabolic syndrome.
Follow the Gómez family’s plan on the next page if you have the metabolic syndrome.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES