Risk factors for developing

Heart Disease or Diabetes:

Below is a list of risk factors and defining levels for Metabolic Syndrome. 

Risk Factor Defining Level
Abdominal Obesity / High Waist Circumference Men:  greater or equal to 94cm (37 inches)
Women: greater or equal to 80cm (31.5 inches)
Elevated Triglycerides Greater than 1.7mmol/L
Low HDL (Good) Cholesterol Men: less than 1.03mmol/L
Women: less than 1.29mmol/L
High Blood Pressure Greater than 130/85mmHg
OR Treated with medication for high blood pressure
Elevated Blood Sugars Greater than 5.6 OR Diabetes

If you are not sure if you have any of these risk factors, your family health care practitioner will be able to review these risks with you.

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