Metabolic syndrome also known as syndrome x or dysmetabolic syndrome refers to a cluster of metabolic conditions that can lead to heart disease as is true with many medical conditions genetics . The relative risk of cardiovascular disease associated with the metabolic syndrome was higher in women compared with men and higher in studies that used the world health organization definition compared with studies that used the adult treatment panel iii definition. Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems such as diabetes and stroke the term metabolic refers to the biochemical processes involved in the bodys normal functioning. Scott m grundy obesity metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease the journal of clinical endocrinology metabolism volume 89 issue 6 1 june 2004 pages 2595 2600 the metabolic syndrome and total and cardiovascular disease mortality in middle aged men
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