U.S. sees lower metabolic syndrome rates, but risks persist

06/20/2013 | Reuters

The overall rate of metabolic syndrome among Americans declined from 25.5% in surveys in 1999-2000 to 22.9% in 2009-2010, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. However, some metabolic syndrome markers, such as poor glucose control and bigger waist sizes, are growing in frequency in the U.S., researchers noted.

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