Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Global Gains in Life Expectancy Slow to a Creep

People’s chances of living longer have been increasing dramatically for decades. But, that seems to have slowed recently, a new worldwide study has found. The sharpest decline has come in countries that already had the shortest life expectancy, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. They said the […]

Low-calorie sweeteners may promote metabolic syndrome

New data — presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, held in Chicago, IL — suggests that consuming low-calorie sweeteners could put people at risk of metabolic syndrome.    Are low-calorie sweeteners worse for health than they seem?   Around 34 percent of adults in the United States have metabolic syndome, the umbrella […]

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Metabolic syndrome: An hour of resistance training per week may cut risk

Exercise is known to prevent or treat metabolic syndrome, which is a group of health conditions that raise the risk of heart problems and type 2 diabetes. Now, a new study suggests that less than 1 hour per week of resistance training, even without aerobic exercise, can be of benefit.    New research has shown […]