More Than 33% of U.S. Adults at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome, Calif. Researchers Find
More than one-third of U.S. adults ages 20 and up could have a combination of health problems known as metabolic syndrome, that increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to a study by researchers from Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital. The study found the syndrome is most common among Hispanic people and chances of diagnosis increased with age.
- "Metabolic Syndrome Increasingly Common: What Is it, and Why Worry?" (Thompson, CBS News, 5/20).
- "1 in 3 U.S. Adults Have Risk Factors for Stroke, Heart Disease" (Reuters/Fox News, 5/20).