What is the Metabolic
The Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is the collective term used for a group of interlinked medical conditions that all pose a significant health risk. If left unchecked, the cumulative effect of these conditions statistically reduces life expectancy by increasing the risk for developing heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, as well as various forms of cancer.
Although genetic factors play a role, the underlying cause that leads to the development of the Metabolic Syndrome relates to the progressive accumulation of excess body fat. Also relevant is the hormonal role that this abnormal fat mass plays, especially once it has become entrenched in the abdominal region.