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Metabolic Syndrome

Go Mediterranean after menopause: Good for more than your heart, the diet is linked to better bone density and higher muscle mass

Keep your bones strong and healthy even after menopause by eating a Mediterranean diet.

Metabolic syndrome increases the need for vitamin E

January 25 2017. An article appearing on January 11, 2017 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition provides more evidence for a higher vitamin E requirement among people with metabolic syndrome, a cluster of factors that increase the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The research builds on findings reported in the November 2015 issue of the journal, in which Richard S. Bruno and colleagues had determined that vitamin E was less bioavailable in subjects with metabolic syndrome than healthy subjects.

Go nuts to significantly lower risk of obesity and diabetes, and aid your weight management strategy

A surprising number of people avoid eating nuts as they retain the false stigma that the calories derived from a handful of nuts contribute to weight gain. Nuts also deliver a higher percentage of fat calories per ounce than many nutritionally deficient processed foods and are thus considered to be unhealthy. As the incidence of metabolic syndrome (six health metrics that increase risk of diabetes, heart disease and many other potentially fatal chronic conditions) continues to skyrocket in many unsuspecting individuals, a wealth of scientific evidence now shows that eating a variety of tree nuts is not only beneficial to our health, but also helps lower obesity prevalence in the adult population and aids weight management as part of a natural food diet.

Five dangers to indulging in simple carbs

While sugarcane remains one of the world's leading crops, its refined version has become the subject of escalating scrutiny. The white crystals are devoid of nutrients and have a slew of negative effects on health, including diseases such as metabolic syndrome (Type II Diabetes, Obesity, Cholesterol), brain atrophy, substance addiction, cancer and fatty liver disease.

Lifting weights protects against metabolic syndrome

People who lift weights are less likely to have metabolic syndrome—a cluster of risk factors linked to heart disease and diabetes, reports a study in the October issue of The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, official research journal of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

Higher vitamin D levels in men and women with metabolic syndrome associated with reduced mortality over seven years

Having an optimal serum level of vitamin D appeared to reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease or any cause in men and women with metabolic syndrome who were followed for a period of 7.7 years. The finding was described in an article published online on March 7, 2012 in the journal Diabetes Care.