Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome Among US Adults – (01-24-02)By James Bogash
Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome Among US Adults
Remember that Metabolic Syndrome (aka Syndrome X, dysinsulinism) is a condition in which insulin becomes less and less effective at reducing levels of glucose in the bloodstream; resulting in elevated glucose as well as insulin. The negative effects on health from these alterations are incredibly lengthy.
This article reviews the prevalence in the US and finds a shockingly high percentage, averaging around 25%. One of the first dietary recommendations I give to any patients for any condition is to avoid refined carbs. I believe that our dietary patterns are resulting in these high percentages.
Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome Among US Adults: Findings From the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 2,000 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information