– Increased risk for Heart Failure in Middle Age
May 22nd, 2006
is a condition which consists of a group of symptoms. The symptoms
includes abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high triglyceride
levels along with low HDL (“good”) and high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol
levels and diabetes. Third National Health and Nutrition Examination
Survey said that there are approximately 24 percent of adults in the
United States over the age of 20 that have the metabolic syndrome.
Approximately 40 percent of the people over the age of 60 have the
metabolic syndrome. There are about 47 million people in the United
States that have metabolic syndrome.
A report in Heart
Online First said that people with metabolic syndrome have a significant
increased risk for developing heart failure in their middle age years.
observed 2,300 male participants starting in 1970 when they were age 50
and watched for metabolic syndrome and heart failure until the
participants turned 70 years old.