1 in 5 Canadian adults has metabolic syndrome — do you?
Answer these five questions to assess your risk of this dangerous health condition.
Do you have:
- High blood pressure?
- High blood sugars?
- High triglycerides?
- Low levels of HDL, the "good" cholesterol?
- A waist circumference greater than 102 cm/40 inches (men) or 88 cm/35 inches (women)?
If you answered “Yes” to 2 of these questions, you may be at risk of developing metabolic syndrome.
If you answered “Yes” to 3 or more of these questions, you may have metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome greatly increases the risk of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes. Your family doctor can help you prevent or reverse metabolic syndrome.
Talk to your doctor about metabolic syndrome and your health risk.