Cardio-metabolic disease better known as cardio-metabolic syndrome (CMS) is defined as the
dynamic interaction among several interconnected risk factors. These risk
factors consequently increases ones risk for cardiovascular disease and
diabetes mellitus II. Risk factors include abdominal obesity, high LDL cholesterol,
low HDL cholesterol, high blood fat, high blood pressure, and insulin resistance.
Although each of these conditions separately poses threat to ones overall
health status combined they significantly increase the risk of stroke and heart
Tools on this page will help you identify levels of cardio-metabolic disease in your community and better understand its relationship to the physical, built, and social environments. Tools include:
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