Metabolic Syndrome - Causes of Obesity - Obesity Surgery Guide

There is a condition called metabolic syndrome which is caused by the body's resistance to insulin.  Insulin is a hormone which is produced by the pancreas.  This hormone controls your blood sugar levels.  However, if you have a poor diet, take little or no exercise or are carrying excess weight especially around the waist then you are at risk of this condition.

It is actually a set of risk factors rather than a defined condition but either way, it can cause your pancreas to produce excess insulin which in turn builds up in the bloodstream.  This can lead to Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

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