Features February 2018 Issue

Metabolic Syndrome Is a Call to Action You Should Take Seriously

Metabolic syndrome doesn’t have to lead to diabetes. Lifestyle changes can improve the way your body uses insulin and reverse the syndrome.

Metabolic Syndrome Is a Call to Action You Should Take Seriously

Take the signs as a wake-up call to make changes that will lower your risk of heart attack and stroke.

Maybe your belt has gotten tighter, or your pants are snug around the waist. Then you learn your blood pressure is up, your blood sugar level has risen or your blood lipid levels are out of whack. Should you be worried? Absolutely, says Cleveland Clinic endocrinologist Betul Hatipoglu, MD. This cluster of findings is called metabolic syndrome, and if left unchecked, leads to trouble.

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