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Study: Certain Lifestyle Habits May Develop Metabolic Syndrome

A new study has found that certain lifestyle habits play a significant role in the possibility of developing metabolic syndrome. The study has been published in the ‘Preventive Medicine Journal’. The researchers from the University of Tsukuba have revealed that the level of risk that lifestyle factors confer for metabolic syndrome tends to be higher in non-obese than obese individuals in Japan. Metabolic syndrome is a complex of abdominal obesity, hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. People with metabolic syndrome are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and diabetes than people who do not have these traits. “It is known that non-obese individuals with some of these characteristics (hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, and hypertension) are also more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and diabetes,” said the lead author of the study Professor Fumi Takeda. “However, it is unclear what lifestyle factors put non-obese people at risk of developing…