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Metabolic syndrome: risks and opportunities

RTWMatters team

Metabolic syndrome compromises health and work, but a personalised exercise intervention helps VW workers leave these problems in the dust...

People with metabolic syndrome have a cluster of conditions that put them at greater risk of diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer. Together, obesity, high blood pressure (hypertension), high blood triglycerides, low levels of good cholesterol (i.e. high density lipoproteins) and insulin resistance add up to a substantial health risk. Victoria's Better Health website claims that 35% of Australians have metabolic syndrome, while the national...

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