Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is characterised by a number of components that are associated with accelerated arterial ageing and cardiovascular events. These include raised blood pressure, dyslipidaemia, raised fasting glucose and central obesity. Research across a European cohort has suggested that MetS has a prevalence of 24.3%.
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is involved in the digestion and absorption of all food, fluid and nutrients. A normally functioning digestive tract is essential to wellbeing, ensuring adequate amounts of fluid and nutrients are absorbed to keep the body healthy.