Metabolic Syndrome

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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Diet Soda Increases Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

…could increase your risk of heart attack and stroke by 48 percent. How Can Diet Soda Cause a Stroke? 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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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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New Research Makes Olive Oil One of My Top Heart-Healthy Foods

…immediately caught my attention. For this study, led by Francisco Perez-Jiminez of the University of Cordoba, researchers recruited 20 people with metabolic syndrome—a condition that’s linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and premature death. For six weeks, the participants ate a breakfast that…

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Important Warning About Statins and Diabetes

…University Hospital in Finland looked at statin drug use among 8,749 Caucasian men, ages 45-73. All were participating in the Finland-based Metabolic Syndrome in Men (METSIM) study. At the beginning of the study, none of the men had diabetes. But in the 5.9 year follow-up period 625 of the participants…

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The Health-Boosting Power of Pure Maple Syrup

…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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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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