Consumers' Association of Penang
Book size: 140 x 110mm
About the Book
MILLIONS of Malaysians today could unknowingly be having a silent condition that increases the chances of getting diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, and even cancer, later. It’s a condition you cannot be sure about unless your doctor tells you.
But your doctor may not even warn you about it, simply because he or she may think it’s not important — or worse, does not know how to look out for it! But you cannot afford to be ignorant — 1 in 4 adults in some developed countries today suffer from it, and it is becoming increasingly common in developing countries too.
Your well-being and health cannot wait. The time to know, and act, is now. Be aware of, and alert to, Syndrome X, also known as Metabolic Syndrome or insulin resistance syndrome — a “pre disease” state that warns you of approaching burdensome diseases.
Indicators of Metabolic Syndrome include:
- Large waist circumference
- High blood pressure
- High triglycerides
- Low good cholesterol (HDL)
- High fasting sugar