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.