Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome is a group of metabolic risk factors that exist in one person (American Heart Association, 2012). It is associated with obesity and insulin resistance thus can lead to more serious health issues like cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. A person with at three or more of these risk factors below can be identified as positive of having metabolic syndrome. Click here to see the flowchart of the algorithm used by this application.

Waist Circumference
HDL Cholesterol (mg/dL)
Fasting Blood Triglycerides(mg/dL)
Blood Pressure (mm Hg)
Fasting Glucose (mg/dL)



American Heart Association (2012) Answers by heart: What Is Metabolic Syndrome? Retrieve 9/30/2015 from