Metabolic syndrome raises heart risk even for normal-weight people

09/13/2011 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Normal-weight participants with metabolic syndrome were at 2.5-fold greater risk of heart failure after a six-year follow-up than obese individuals without metabolic syndrome, a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found. The study followed 550 people and assessed their risk through echocardiography.

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