Metabolic System

Syndrome X

The cluster of conditions and risk factors related to metabolic syndrome was first named in 1988. Dr. Gerald Reaven proposed that insulin resistance was central to the cause of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular artery disease. More About Metabolic Syndrome ›

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Soon after paralegal Lynn Brown of Salisbury, MD, had her second child in the mid-1990s, she started putting on weight. Within 18 months, she recalls, "I was 50 pounds heavier than I should have been, and I was miserable. Lynn Avoided Sugars and Starches ›

Managing Metabolic Syndrome

Omega-3s come in several types. You might read or hear them called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), or alpha-linolenic acid (abbreviated LNA or sometimes ALA). To add omega-3s to your diet: Eat fatty fish at least twice a week. Try salmon, mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, and albacore tuna. More Ways to Add Omega 3s to Your Diet ›

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