Metabolic syndrome is a collection of conditions such as increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels which occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Having just one of these conditions doesn't mean you have metabolic syndrome. However, if any of these conditions prevails. It can increase risk of serious disease. If more than one of these conditions occur in group, your risk is even greater. If metabolic syndrome is present or any of the components of metabolic syndrome, hostile lifestyle changes can delay or even prevent the development of serious health problems.