Metabolic Syndrome, a Marker for Disease Doctors are paying more attention to the so-called "metabolic syndrome," saying it could indicate higher risks of diabetes or heart attacks for some people. The fear among medical specialists is that most people who have the syndrome feel perfectly healthy and show only the most minimal signs of disease. Hear NPR's Patricia Neighmond.
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Metabolic Syndrome, a Marker for Disease

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Metabolic Syndrome, a Marker for Disease

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Metabolic Syndrome, a Marker for Disease

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Doctors are paying more attention to the so-called "metabolic syndrome," saying it could indicate higher risks of diabetes or heart attacks for some people. The fear among medical specialists is that most people who have the syndrome feel perfectly healthy and show only the most minimal signs of disease. Hear NPR's Patricia Neighmond.