Prevalence of Optimal Metabolic Health in American Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009–2016.
Looking at almost 9,000 people for five health markers, it appears that only about 12% were considered "metabolically healthy." The health markers used included:
- Blood pressure: 120/80.
- Waist Circumference: Under 40" for men, 35" for women.
- Fasting Glucose <100 mg/dL and HbA1c <5.7%.
- Triglycerides <150 mg/dL and HDL-C ≥40/50 mg/dL in men/women.
- Not taking medications for blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol.