Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome – (07-16-04)

Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome and Its Relation to All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality in Nondiabetic European Men and Women

15%. That is the number this study found in normal, everyday people. I would guarantee that this number is much higher in physicians office’s because they’re there for the signs–hypertension, obesity, heart disease. So why do I yet to EVER have a patient come in that told me their PCP or internists told them they had insulin resistance issues?

(I did have one patient come in, but she had figured it out for herself) I am totally stumped on the incredible lack of attention given to this major risk factor for just about everything. I wish I had an answer, but I don’t.

Arch Intern Med — Abstracts: Hu et al. 164 (10): 1066 –

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.