Did you know that Metabolic Syndrome (also known as Syndrome X) has four hallmarks symptoms of obesity? The four are central obesity (belly fat), high choleseterol, hypertension and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). These four hallmark symptoms have something in common – hyperinsulinemia (too much insulin in the blood) along with insulin resistance.
The late Gerald Reaven, MD, in 1987 came up with the term “Syndrome X” to show that the four legs of the “X” represent the symptoms of metabolic syndrome (belly fat, high blood pressure, hypertension and high cholesterol) and the midpoint of the X (where the 4 meet in the center) are the causal agents of too much insulin along with insulin resistance. The body’s cells are not responding to normal amounts of insulin. That has become the standar, accepted medical model of this diseas called Metabolic Syndrom.