Overcoming Metabolic Syndrome

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Twenty-seven Percent of Americans Have Metabolic Syndrome
 
It’s now estimated that 55 million Americans have metabolic syndrome; however, if you’re like most Americans, you may not have ever heard of the syndrome much less understand how it increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. Metabolic syndrome actually is a cluster of disorders, all of which are affected by both genetics and lifestyle. If ...

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Overview

Twenty-seven Percent of Americans Have Metabolic Syndrome
 
It’s now estimated that 55 million Americans have metabolic syndrome; however, if you’re like most Americans, you may not have ever heard of the syndrome much less understand how it increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. Metabolic syndrome actually is a cluster of disorders, all of which are affected by both genetics and lifestyle. If you have three or more of the following, you considered as having metabolic syndrome:
     

·        A waistline of 40 inches or more for men and 35 inches or more for women
·        High triglyceride levels
·        High blood pressure
·        Elevated fasting blood  sugar levels
·        Low HDL cholesterol levels (the good cholesterol) 
 
There are no specific symptoms of metabolic syndrome, but it takes a toll on health. People with metabolic syndrome are 3.5 times more likely to die of a heart-related ailment and 5 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
 
The good news is that you can overcome this deadly syndrome. The authors of Overcoming Metabolic Syndrome, an endocrinologist and a cardiovascular surgeon, have treated thousands of patients; they know how to cut through the confusion and give you’re the basics about how you can restore your health.
 
Among the questions they answer:

·        How do I know if I have metabolic syndrome?
·        What is insulin resistance? Why is it a critical issue?
·        Why does insulin resistance make it so hard to lose weight?
·        What is the role of exercise, diet, and nutrition?
·        Which medications are used to treat the syndrome?

 A Clear and Simple Guide to Better Health!

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"This book is written in a simple style . . . Persons diagnosed with the syndrome would find it helpful."  —Consumer Connection
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This book is written in a simple style. . . . Persons diagnosed with the syndrome would find it helpful.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886039735
  • Publisher: Addicus Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 781,936
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Isaacs is a clinical instructor of medicine at Emory University as well as the medical director of Intelligent Health Center. He has done research on obesity, stress, and diabetes and wrote the best selling book Hormonal Balance: Understanding Hormones, Weight, and Your Metabolism. He is also co-author of A Simple Guide to Thyroid Disorders. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Fred Vagnini has a private surgical practice on Long Island. He hosts a radio call-in show in New York, has written hundreds of articles in lay and scientific publications, and publishes his own monthly Cardiovascular Wellness Newsletter. He lives in Westbury, New York.

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