6 Risk Factors For Metabolic Syndrome

Risk factors specific to women on the increase in metabolic syndrome can be divided into:

Written by Tavishi Dogra | Published : December 1, 2023 9:12 AM IST


Pregnancy-related Weight Gain

Data from the research reveal that 42% of weight gain during pregnancy. Furthermore, those women who have considerably gained weight during pregnancy have significant weight gain even till ten years post-delivery compared to women who gain only the recommended or less weight gain during pregnancy.



Preeclampsia is a blood pressure of at least 140/90mmhg accompanied by proteinuria. Women with higher BMI and high levels of triglycerides are more likely to develop preeclampsia during pregnancy. Further research also reveals that women with a history of preeclampsia have higher insulin resistance and increase the incidence of high blood pressure after several years postpartum. What are the biomarkers of metabolic syndrome?


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Many characteristics of PCOS are similar to metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome in PCOS is around 43-47%. The characteristic components of metabolic syndrome present in PCOS are increased fasting glucose level, insulin resistance, central obesity, low serum HDL levels, and high blood pressure.