According to a report conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 22%, or about one fourth of the American adult population, has what is known as metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance syndrome, or Syndrome X. This metabolic phenomenon could become one of the largest disease epidemics ever to hit North America. Syndrome X refers to a cluster of characteristics such as obesity, disproportionate amounts of abdominal fat, elevated blood pressure, high fasting blood sugar (glucose), elevated fasting high blood triglycerides and low levels of HDL or "good" cholesterol. Click here to view it.
Source: The American Diabetes Association, US Department of Agriculture