2. Fat Location
When it comes to risk factors for metabolic syndrome it may seem weird to think about, but where your fat is stored matters when it comes to your risk of developing this syndrome. A person who has more of an apple shape as opposed to a pear shape, has a higher chance of developing metabolic syndrome.
When discussing your health plan with your doctor, they may not mention anything about how when fat settles around your belly it increases your health risks more than when fat settles in your butt. When it comes to preventing or managing disease, reducing the circumference of your waist will often have more of an impact than medications.
Weight that is carried around the middle is a sign of having excessive visceral fat. This is a top risk factor when it comes to developing metabolic syndrome, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers.