Metabolic Syndrome

Practice Guidance Toolkit

Description and Key Nutrition Issues


Metabolic syndrome (MetS) describes a cluster of interrelated risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes. These risk factors include abdominal obesity, elevated triglycerides, reduced high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), dysglycemia and hypertension. 
Key Nutrition Issues
This toolkit discusses the following key nutrition issues:
  • lifestyle interventions that can prevent or delay the development of metabolic syndrome (MetS), including

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Last Updated: 2015-06-10