If you are a bit overweight or obese, or just have tummy fat, you may want to know your metabolic risk.
Thanks to the free online tools such as the W8MD's metabolic syndrome meter, you can know know your risk of metabolic problems with 5 easy steps.
With just a few simple questions answered, you can get an idea about your risk and learn about ways to change it.
Metabolic Syndrome Meter
- You have a waist that measures more than 40 inches if you are a man or more than 35 inches if you are a woman. Yes No
- Lipids: Do you have elevated triglycerides: Equal to or greater than 150 mg/dL (1.7 mmol/L) or on treatment for elevated triglycerides? Yes No
- Lipids: Reduced HDL(good) cholesterol - <40 in men or <50 in women? Yes No
- Fasting Blood Sugar: Equal to or greater than 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L) or use of medication for hyperglycemia? Yes No
- Blood Pressure: Equal to or greater than 130/85 mm Hg or use of medication for hypertension?
If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, you have metabolic syndrome.
Learn more on metabolic syndrome risk
A weight loss of 5 to 7 percent of body weight may improve your health and quality of life, and it
may prevent weight-related health problems, like type 2 diabetes. For a person
who weighs 200 pounds,this means losing 10 to 14 pounds.
Even if you do not need to lose weight, you should still follow healthy eating and physical activity habits to help prevent weight gain and keep you healthy over the years.
Excess body weight an increase the risk of up to 50 medical problems including:prediabetes diabetes
✔cardiovascular disease or stroke
✔ hypertension or high blood pressure
✔ high cholesterol, especially high triglycerides and low good cholesterol
✔ gallbladder disease
✔ many types of cancer such as colon, breast, uterine and prostate cancers
✔ sleep apnea
and many more.
Benefits of weight lossAccording to Dr. David Katz, MD, MPH, director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center and of the Yale Preventive Medicine Center - a lot of the chronic medical problems we are dealing with are preventable!
How do I know if I am overweight or obese?
BMI is a tool that is often used to determine whether a person’s health is at risk due to his or her weight.
It is a ratio of your weight to your height. Use an online body mass index tool to learn about your BMI A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered healthy, a BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight, and a BMI of 30 or more is considered obese.
How can W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Program Help?
Did you know that the new Affordable Care Act Passed in September, 2010 mandates all insurances, including Medicare, to provide full insurance coverage for obesity screening and treatment for all adults?
W8MD is one of the first obesity medicine program to work with all major insurances for this essential service and is available at W'eight'MD's Pennsylvania, and New York City Locations. Call 1-800-W8MD-007 or visit http://www.w8md.com to learn more. Also on facebook at
King Of Prussia W8MD Weight Loss Center: 987 Old Eagle School Rd Suite 712, Wayne, PA 19087
Ph: 215-676-2334 or 1-800-W8MD-007
North East Philadelphia W8MD Weight Loss Center At Poly-Tech Sleep Services
1718 Welsh Rd, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia PA 19115
Ph: 215-676-2334 or 1-800-W8MD-007
Weight Loss Testimonials - Where is the rest of you?
People were stopping Carl and asking him this question after he lost a significant portion of his weight with W8MD(pronounced weight MD). His primary care physician was like "I cannot believe your blood work"!
Having lost about 100 lbs of weight with W8MD so far and reached his goal weight, Carl has never felt better. Although individual results may vary, the unique W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers evidence based non-surgical weight loss program can help you lose weight fast and safe under careful medical supervision with physicians well versed in the field of Obesity Medicine. Watch this amazing and inspiring weight loss success story of Carl titled "where is the rest of you!"
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Good news is that his insurance covered his weight loss visits with W8MD. Watch his experience on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/embed/iRbqlOuIi9Q
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