Metabolic Syndrome (cont.)

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Summary

Choosing healthier lifestyles such as exercising; losing weight; lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels may decrease a person's chance of developing metabolic syndrome.

The final take home message is:

  • Find a walk buddy.
  • Take a walk during your work break, even if it is just around the building.
  • Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables and decrease consumption of fats.
  • Grocery shop at a healthy food stores.
  • Evaluate what you feed your kids.
  • Urge children to go outside and play.

It all adds up. Preventing metabolic syndrome really means having a healthy lifestyle.

REFERENCE: MedscapeReference.com. Metabolic Syndrome.

Previous contributing author: Ruchi Mathur, MD FRCP(C)


Last Editorial Review: 6/21/2012


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