Pathology. a group of medical conditions present simultaneously in a patient, as high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol levels, and an excess of abdominal fat, that increases a person's risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
- Also called insulin resistance syndrome .
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How to use metabolic syndrome in a sentence
They are much more likely to have metabolic syndrome—a condition that puts you at high risk for diabetes and heart disease.
Eventually, he developed metabolic syndrome—a condition that presages diabetes and heart disease.
And emerging studies suggest eating in this way may affect hormones, leading to diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
British Dictionary definitions for metabolic syndrome
a condition associated with obesity including symptoms such as glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, and raised blood pressure, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes
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