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Medical Complications of Metabolic Syndrome

In addition to cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes, that are closely associated with metabolic syndrome, there are several medical complications and conditions that could also potentially occur. An individual with metabolic syndrome is susceptible to:

  • Fatty liver disease
  • Other liver diseases
  • Cholesterol gallstones
  • Asthma
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Renal disease
  • Ocular complications
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Colon, endometrial, and breast cancers