Obesity and metabolic syndrome are risk factors for kidney disease. Working with a doctor and dietitian to develop a weight-loss plan can help protect your health.
There are still health benefits to losing weight even if you are “fit but fat.” Dr. Leslie Cho explains.
Take the signs of metabolic syndrome as a wake-up call to make changes that will lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Endocrinologist Betul Hatipoglu, MD, explains.
Having an “apple” shape, where fat sits around your middle, is more dangerous for your heart than having a “pear” shape, where fat sits around your hips. Find out if your waistline puts you at risk as we “decode” waist circumference.