Chronic Diseases Could Be ‘Rooted’ in Metabolic Dysfunction

Chronic Diseases Could Be ‘Rooted’ in Metabolic Dysfunction

According to the latest reports, it seems that there are a lot of chronic diseases that are rooted in metabolic dysfunction. Check out the latest reports about this below.

Chronic disease and metabolic dysfunction

Over the last year, the terms “metabolic health” and “metabolic dysfunction” have become a popular topic in various health and wellness podcasts and blogs.

This is because recent research suggests that metabolic dysfunction may be the primary cause behind the rising rates of chronic diseases among Americans.

A 2019 study published in the journal Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders revealed that a very small number of American adults are considered metabolically healthy.

It’s important to note that simply not having metabolic syndrome does not necessarily mean that a person is metabolically healthy.

Dr. Casey Means, a physician and chief medical officer of Levels, a metabolic health company that provides real-time continuous glucose biofeedback, believes that the outlook for metabolic health in the United States is bleak.

According to her, over 90 percent of Americans live with less-than-ideal metabolic health, which she thinks should be close to zero.

She added that “nine of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States right now are fundamentally rooted in metabolic dysfunction.”

Metabolism is the process by which the body converts food into energy, and metabolic health refers to the body’s ability to perform these functions efficiently without medication.

To determine whether a person is metabolically healthy or not, five biomarkers are typically considered, which include blood sugar levels (glucose), waist circumference, blood pressure, triglyceride levels, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels.

These biomarkers must fall within a certain range for someone to be considered metabolically healthy.
Metabolic syndrome is defined as failing to meet at least three of these measurements.

While an increasing number of Americans are becoming metabolically unhealthy, it may not be evident to them. “Many people don’t recognize that they have the condition and underestimate the risks it presents,” Dr. Chiadi E. Ndumele, a cardiologist at the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, said in a Johns Hopkins article.

Diabetes, heart disease, and stroke are connected to metabolic health, according to the reports.

Rada Mateescu

Passionate about freedom, truth, humanity, and subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years, and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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