What Are The Factors That Put One At Risk Of Metabolic Syndrome?
While being overweight and obese is one of the major factors, it also matters where the fat is deposited. There are two kinds of body shapes when it comes to obesity. The apple-shaped body is seen in those who have fat deposited in the waist area and have a tendency to gain weight in the abdomen. The pear-shaped body on the other hand is seen in those who have the excess fat deposited in the thighs, and hips area, with a flat waist.
Having an apple-shaped body is associated with a greater risk of developing the syndrome. Other risk factors are:
A waistline that is more than 35 inches in women and more than 40 inches in men
- High levels of blood pressure and blood sugar
- Low levels of good cholesterol, HDL. In women, less than 50 mg/dL is a warning sign and in men less than 40 mg/dL
- A genetic predisposition to the condition