March 2011 Issue

Fight Metabolic Syndrome with Diet

Health experts are calling metabolic syndrome the scourge of our modern era. Often abbreviated as MetS, metabolic syndrome is not an actual disease, but a collection of unhealthy body measurements that together dramatically increase your risk of heart attack, stroke and type 2 diabetes. For example, if you have MetS you are five times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes and twice as likely to develop heart disease. And thatís not all. Preliminary research even links MetS to other diseases such as breast cancer.

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