Jargon Watch: Metabo

Metabo is shorthand for metabolic syndrome, a polite way of describing middle age spread. Under newly passed government rules, everyone from 40 to 74 must have a medical check up that measures their waist and if they exceed 85cm for men or 90cm for women they will be assigned a nutritionist who will give recommendations on diet and exercise. There is also potential financial penalties for companies who don’t reduce employee obesity. Thanks to Peter Payne and the crew at J-Box.