A very modern problem
This is a cluster of symptoms that represent increased diabetes and heart disease risk, including insulin resistance, hypertension (high blood pressure), cholesterol abnormalities, and an increased risk for clotting, usually in overweight people. It is also associated with sleep apnea, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), dementia and increased tendency to inflammation.
It seems likely that a combination of the modern diet, stress levels and environmental toxins are leading to an increase in these diseases, which are now at epidemic proportion in the West with Eastern countries catching up fast as they follow our habits. As these modern diseases of lifestyle are the single biggest factor reducing your potential longevity, it makes a lot of sense to be assessed and to learn what you can do to prevent or treat them.