By: Red Hot Mamas
Published: November 9, 2017
Contributed by Dr. Mache Seibel- Red Hot Mamas Expert
I’m often asked by women in perimenopause and menopause to help them overcome their midlife belly fat…
But belly fat can mean much more more than just what size jeans dress you wear.
Your jelly belly may be a clue you’ve got metabolic syndrome.
I’m mentioning metabolic syndrome in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month. In the U.S., 114 million people either have diabetes or prediabetes. But did you know that ~23% of adults have metabolic syndrome, which can increase your risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Here’s where the belly fat comes in.
The diagnosis is made if you have 3 of these 5 symptoms:
A waist size of 35 inches (89 cm) for women; 40 inches (102 cm) for men
- Fasting blood sugar ≥100 mg/dL (or taking drug therapy to lower sugar)
- Blood pressure of ≥130/85 (or taking meds to lower blood pressure)
- Low HDL or “good” cholesterol
- Men ≤ 40 mg/dL
- Women ≤ 50 mg/dL
- Triglycerides ≥ 150 mg/dL
Yours in good health,
Mache Seibel, MD
Author of EstrogenFixBook.com
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