Metabolic-Syndrome

New Research Makes Olive Oil One of My Top Heart-Healthy Foods

I’ve always loved the taste and aroma of olive oil. To me, it’s always been a happy coincidence that olive oil is good for the heart. But now, two exciting new studies have inspired me to put olive oil at the top of the list when it comes to heart-healthy foods. The first study, published in…

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Low Testosterone Side Effects Include Heart Disease

…percent to 2 percent each year—making declining hormones a real heart health concern. A very low testosterone level can predispose a man to metabolic syndrome and make it more difficult for him to fight off oxidative stress and clots in his circulatory system. There is also good data to show that testosterone…

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Maple Syrup Gives You Valuable Health Perks

…to increase the sensitivity of fat cells to insulin. Who would have thought this simple sugar compound could contain a potent weapon against metabolic syndrome and diabetes? * Plus, maple syrup contains manganese, zinc, and 15 times more calcium than honey. The only downside to maple syrup is that many…

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Does Healthy Cholesterol Really Lower Risk of Dementia?

…no information about the general health of the participants, so it’s impossible to know if they had health conditions—such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or being overweight—that would predispose them to inflammation and higher LDL cholesterol levels. (Inflammation has also been linked to Alzheimer’s…

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Testosterone Levels and Cardiovascular Health

…levels, like other hormones, decreases with age, and a very low level can make you more susceptible to cardiovascular health issues, including metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance), oxidative stress, and clotting. Therapy for high testosterone levels has also been found to improve heart failure, angina…

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Diet Soda Increases Your Risk of Stroke

…as little as one diet soda a day could increase your risk of stroke or heart attack by 48 percent. The connection appears to be related to metabolic syndrome. When your body tastes the sweetness of a diet soda, it releases insulin to handle the expected sugar. When no sugar shows up in the diet food…

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Overcome Vitamin D Deficiency

…Dr. Sinatra suggests taking 2,000–4,000 IUs a day if you are healthy, and 5,000–10,000IUs daily if you have a chronic illness, such as metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and refractory high blood pressure levels. For more information on what you can do to combat…

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Are You In Sugar Shock?

…and fatigue to mood swings and cardiovascular problems. And that’s just what’s happening to non-diabetics. People with type-2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and insulin resistance get heart disease at an alarming rate. That’s because they have problems with sugar metabolism. And sugar is useless…

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The Benefits of Multivitamins

…cataracts for 10 years. We also know that folic acid helps to prevent birth defects, and that vitamin D can help to keep bones strong and prevent metabolic syndrome. On the mineral side, magnesium—to cite one example—has prevented sudden cardiac death. Finally, when it comes to the benefits of multivitamins…

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Bring Down High Triglyceride Levels

…carbohydrates. I consider a healthy triglyceride level to be 50–150 mg/dL. Levels above that have been linked to coronary artery disease and metabolic syndrome. Given that the typical American diet is laden with processed and fast foods, it’s no surprise that high triglyceride levels are a problem…

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The Harmful Substance That's "Sweeter" Than Sugar

…consume, the more you put your liver, kidneys, and arteries at risk; the more likely you are to put on weight; and the more prone you become to metabolic syndrome, a forerunner to diabetes, chronic hypertension, and heart disease. The inability to properly process high fructose corn syrup often leads to…

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