Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors that occur together and increase your risk of coronary artery disease (heart attack), stroke and type II (adult-onset) diabetes mellitus.

Please answer each of these questions and see the reesults to determine your risk of metabolic syndrome. Check only the boxes that apply to you.

Is your blood pressure above 130/85 mm HG (130 = systolic blood pressure – top number and 85 = diastolic blood
pressure or the bottom number)? Check the box if either or both numbers are above this threshold
Is your fasting blood sugar greater than 99 mg/dl?
Is your waist circumference above:
a. Male – 40 inches?
b. Female – 35 inches?
Are your triglyceride levels above 150 mg/dl?
Is your HDL (high density lipoprotein) level:
a. Male – less than 40 mg/dl?
b. Female – less than 50 mg/dl?
Is your total cholesterol above 200 mg/dl?
Is your body mass index (BMI) above 25?
Total Score:

Check your scores against the following results key. If your score is:
Below 4 - Metabolic Syndrome is unlikely
Between 4 - 8 - You may be at risk for Metabolic Syndrome
9 or above - Metabolic Syndrome is likely.  Further evaluation is recommended.


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