Medical Minute: Achieving Optimal Metabolic Health

Created: December 04, 2018 11:35 AM

Feeling like you are healthy? Chances are, you might not be as healthy as you think you are. According to a recent study, only one in eight Americans is achieving optimal metabolic health.  ABC's Lana Zak has more in this Medical Minute.

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According to a recent study, only 12 percent of American adults are achieving optimal metabolic health.

Metabolic health is defined as having optimal levels of five factors: blood glucose, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, blood pressure, and waist circumference without the need for medications.

Poor metabolic health can make people more vulnerable to developing cardiovascular disease and other serious health issues.

Factors that make you more likely to have good metabolic health include:
Never smoking
Exercise regularly
Have a low BMI (Body Mass Index.)

If you want to stand out from the pack and live a healthy life, consider the choices you are making.

More information:
Visit the Center for Disease Control.

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