What Does Cardiometabolic Risk (CMR) Mean?
Cardiometabolic risk is a measure of an individual's chances of developing a certain conditions or diseases. These conditions include type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) such as heart disease, atherosclerosis, and stroke.
Several separate risk factors are weighed when determining someone's cardiometabolic risk. These risk factors include the presence of other health conditions or precursors to those conditions. A person's weight, cholesterol levels, and lifestyle choices all contribute to his or her overall risk for developing a cardiometabolic condition.
By assessing a person's overall risk of developing cardiometabolic diseases, medical professionals can assist that person in taking preventative measures.
Cardiometabolic risk is one of the assessments that may be included in a full health assessment. These assessments are often provided by health insurers or as part of a workplace wellness program. A person's cardiometabolic risk may also be called his or her cardiometabolic risk profile.