Metabolic Syndrome Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Black Women up to 77%

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A startling medical study suggests that metabolic syndrome doubles the risk of cardiovascular diseases in black women

Metabolic syndrome refers to a set of medical conditions such as obesity, high HDL level and high blood sugar level. Physical inactivity and excessive weight are its major causes. Proper management of risk factors is the only way to get rid of the diseases. Doctors often ask people diagnosed with metabolic syndrome to increase physical activity and consume healthy diet.

The disorder increases the risk of lethal health diseases such as diabetes and heart stroke.

Earlier, a few studies suggested that metabolic syndrome without obesity is not linked to heart related disease. The study was mainly based on white people suffering from metabolic syndrome.

Recently, another team of researchers carried out a study on multiethnic group. They carefully analyzed 14,364 women between the ages of 50-79 years old. The study was aimed to determine the risk of heart disease in metabolic syndrome patients. Afterwards, participants were followed for a long time period of thirteen years.

Researchers discovered that black women with metabolic syndrome are 77 percent more likely to develop cardiovascular disease. In contrast, the risk of cardiovascular disease in white women with metabolic syndrome is equal to an ordinary white woman.

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