Metabolic syndrome is spreading fast and it is said that forty-seven million Americans are struck with it. Those at risk are African-Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics and Asians. As people get older, the chance of having metabolic syndrome rises. This is not a disease but a combination of different risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, abdominal fat and unhealthy cholesterol.

There are different causes of metabolic syndrome and one of them is a hormonal imbalance. Men who have it may be suffering from low testosterone. Other causes are insulin resistance, obesity and an unhealthy lifestyle.

These above-mentioned causes are related to low testosterone. This hormone helps body tissues take in glucose to react to insulin. An inadequate amount will do the opposite. A study relates that 40% of obese men have low testosterone as compared to men of normal weight. Testosterone insufficiency is also a result of an unhealthy lifestyle such as no regular exercise, lack of enough sleep, stress and intake of foods that are not nutritious.