Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a condition in which an individual has excessive belly fat in addition to one or more of the following factors – high blood pressure, higher than normal triglycerides (the fat found in blood), high blood sugar levels and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.
According to a new research, people having metabolic syndrome may be more vulnerable to having a second stroke and even dying. There is a 46 per cent chance of them facing second stroke and 27 per cent chance of them facing death. Earlier studies have found that it increases the risk of a first stroke as well.

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