Q&A: What is Metabolic Syndrome - (news flash)

Metabolic syndrome refers to a collection of risk factors for diabetes, heart disease and stroke -- including abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, low levels of "good" HDL cholesterol and high triglycerides. -- The syndrome is typically diagnosed when a person has 3 or more of those conditions -- found that it can double the risk of heart attack and stroke.