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Metabolic Syndrome

If you have three or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke, your doctor may say you have metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic Syndrome is your body's way of telling you to take action now. Here's how.

If you have three or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke, your doctor may say you have Metabolic Syndrome.

Here are the risk factors: A large waistline, High Triglycerides, Unhealthy cholesterol levels, High blood pressure, and of course, High blood sugar. The good news is that we CAN control and even reverse Metabolic Syndrome.

Here's how: Eat healthier: get more fruits and vegetables. Cut back on salt, sugar and fat. A body in motion stays in motion —­ exercise every day. Just a half hour of walking can make a huge difference. Lose weight if you need to. Your waistline should be less than thirty-five inches for women, and less than 40 inches for men.

Work with your doctor to get your numbers in the good range. If you need medications, take them as prescribed. And if you smoke ­— forget it. Millions of people have kicked the habit, and you can too.

Metabolic Syndrome is your body's way of telling you to take action now.
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