Only 1 in 8 Americans are achieving optimal metabolic health, which carries serious implications for public health.
The prevalence of metabolic health in American adults is ‘alarmingly low,’ even among people who are normal weight, a new study finds.
According to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, only 1 in 8 Americans is achieving optimal metabolic health, which carries serious implications for public health. Poor metabolic health leaves people more vulnerable to developing Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other serious health issues.
The study presents the most updated United States data on metabolic health, which is defined as having optimal levels of five factors: blood glucose, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, blood pressure and waist circumference, without the need for medications.
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