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Metabolic Syndrome Rates Stable Over Past Few Years Among US Adults

A study published in JAMA has found that while almost a third of US adults possess a number of risk factors which increase their risk for heart disease and stroke, the rate of metabolic syndrome among US adults has remained largely stable between 2008 and 2012, Reuters reports. Data collected over a period of nine years revealed that more than 35 percent of women and 30 percent of men qualified as having metabolic syndrome but that the rates of the syndrome have stabilized. This steadiness of metabolic syndrome rates may be attributed to a number of factors such as raised obesity-awareness over the past decade. It is important for health professionals to remind their patients that while metabolic syndrome is not an immediate threat, it puts one at risk for health consequences 10 to 15 years down the road.

Read the article published by Reuters.

Read the study published in JAMA.