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The Metabolic Syndrome

What is the metabolic syndrome? Back in the 1960s, Gerald Reaven and his colleagues at Stanford University noticed that heart attack patients often exhibited the same suite of conditions. They included high blood glucose, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, and abdominal obesity. In the 1980’s, Reaven termed this suite of conditions as Syndrome X, now…

Improve Your Metabolic Health

What is metabolic health? Metabolism refers to the chemical reactions that occur in our body. These reactions turn energy in food into energy for moving about and regulate blood sugar among countless other things. Metabolic health refers to maintaining certain factors in ranges that foster proper functioning. Poor metabolic health predicts increased risk of chronic…