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Articles December 2010 Issue

Healthy Eating Can Put Metabolic Syndrome into Reverse

C an metabolic syndrome be reversed by eating right? A new study says the answer is yes. “Metabolic syndrome” is an increasingly common term covering a complex of conditions, including central obesity (high waist-hip ratio), high blood pressure, unhealthy blood cholesterol levels and insulin resistance. Together, this cluster of risk factors sharply increases the danger of developing heart disease and diabetes. According to the American Heart Association, more than 50 million Americans suffer from metabolic syndrome.

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