Your triglycerides are greater than or equal to 150 mg/dL or you are taking medication to lower your triglycerides.
Your fasting glucose is 100mg/dL or higher or you are on medication to control your blood sugar.
Your doctor can check your triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, and fasting glucose numbers with a simple bloodwork test.
One of the following applies to you:
If you have metabolic syndrome, you are considered to be two to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (including heart attack and stroke) and five times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those without metabolic syndrome.
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