Overcoming Metabolic SyndromeBook - 2006
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: #65533; A waistline of 40 inches or more for men and 35 inches or more for women #65533; High triglyceride levels #65533; High blood pressure #65533; Elevated fasting blood sugar levels #65533; 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: #65533; How do I know if I have metabolic syndrome? #65533; What is insulin resistance? Why is it a critical issue? #65533; Why does insulin resistance make it so hard to lose weight? #65533; What is the role of exercise, diet, and nutrition? #65533; Which medications are used to treat the syndrome? A Clear and Simple Guide to Better Health !
Publisher: Omaha, Neb. : Addicus Books, c2006.
Branch Call Number: 616.39 I73
Characteristics: vii, 148 p. : ill.
Alternative Title: Metabolic syndrome
From the critics