Metabolic Syndrome

  • Medical Author:
    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.

  • Medical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Metabolic Syndrome Summary

Choosing healthier lifestyles such as exercising; losing weight; lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels may decrease a person's chance of developing metabolic syndrome.

The final take home message is make healthy lifestyle changes. Some suggestions for doing this are:

  • Invite a buddy to exercise with you.
  • Take a walk during your work break, even if it is just around the building.
  • Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables and decrease consumption of fats.
  • Grocery shop at healthy food stores.
  • Evaluate what you feed your kids.
  • Urge children to go outside and play.

It all adds up. Preventing metabolic syndrome really means having a healthy lifestyle.

Medically reviewed by a Board-Certified Family Practice Physician REFERENCES:

American Heart Association. Symptoms and Diagnosis of Metabolic Syndrome.

Medscape. Metabolic Syndrome.

NIH. What Is Metabolic Syndrome?

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/17/2016
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