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Nutrition BUZZ: Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome - its Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatment.

Metabolic Syndrome - its Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatment.

abdominal obesity, triglycerides, blood pressure, poor HDL, insulin resistance are risk factors of metabolic syndrome. This is based on the guidelines from the National Institute of Health. The main features of metabolic syndrome include insulin resistance, hypertension, cholesterol abnormalities and overweight or obesity. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diabetes, Diabetes Prevention, Exercise and Yoga, Health Hazards, Heart Health, Hypertension, Men's Health, Metabolic Syndrome, Morbid Obesity, Obesity / Weight Loss, Pre-Diabetes, Sedentary Lifestyle, Type 2 Diabetes - Insulin Dependent Diabetes, Water, Women's Health

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Cholesterol Updates on Prevention, Recommendations & Management
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Balancing Your Diet - To Fight a Bulging Waistline!
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World Diabetes Day - 2011 - What is Insulin Resistance? Are you at risk or could you possibly alread

World Diabetes Day - 2011 - What is Insulin Resistance? Are you at risk or could you possibly alread

Insulin resistance is a disorder in which the body produces insulin but does not use it properly. It may increase the risk of developing pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Lifestyle modifications and a healthy diet play an important roll 

Tags: Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Diabetes Prevention, Eat Healthy, Gestational Diabetes, Healthy Lifestyle, Metabolic Syndrome, Nutrition, Pre-Diabetes, Renal Diseases, Screening, Type 1 Diabetes - Juvenile Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes - Insulin Dependent Diabetes, Water

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How To Manage Your Gout? Altering your diet can go a long way!

How To Manage Your Gout? Altering your diet can go a long way!

Learn more about gout and what causes it. What is Gout? gout arthritis causes (high-purine diet, uric acid), symptoms (pain, swelling, inflammation), diagnosis, and treatment (medication, reducing alcohol intake). 

Tags: Alcohol Abuse, Antioxidants, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diet, General health, Men's Health, Metabolic Syndrome, Nutrition, Obesity / Weight Loss, Renal Diseases, Seniors Health, Zinc

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And Now… Death By TV!

And Now… Death By TV!

Long hours spent in front of the TV result in a sedentary lifestyle which could lead to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and premature death. 

Tags: Diet, Eat Healthy, Exercise and Yoga, Fibre, Fitness, General health, Health Hazards, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Men's Health, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity / Weight Loss, Sedentary Lifestyle, Type 1 Diabetes - Juvenile Diabetes, Women's Health

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Understanding The Revised 2010 Dietary Guidelines

Understanding The Revised 2010 Dietary Guidelines

The 2010 revised dietary guidelines were drawn to reverse life style related chronic health problems, by specifiying the optimum diet in terms of types of foods and their amounts along with a specific type and duration of physical activity. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diet, Eat Healthy, Healthy Lifestyle, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome, Nutrition, Obesity / Weight Loss, Screening, Sedentary Lifestyle

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Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - An Ongoing Debate!

Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - An Ongoing Debate!

Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - the article elaborates the recommendations of the 14 member expert committee convened by the Institute of Medicine, at the request of the United States and Canadian governments which examined data of nearly 1,000 publications to determine how much vitamin D and calcium people were getting, and how much was really required for optimal health. A Dutch study revealed that a deficiency of Vitamin D can be responsible for development of metabolic syndrome in the elderly. 

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For Diabetics - Managing Your  Diabetes Puzzle.

For Diabetics - Managing Your Diabetes Puzzle.

For diabetics, understanding how their body responds to food, exercise, stress, and medications including insulin is critical. They need to put the pieces of their individual puzzles together to prevent dangerous swings in their glucose levels. and lead a stable, healthy life. 

Tags: Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Diabetes Prevention, Gestational Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Pre-Diabetes, Screening, Type 1 Diabetes - Juvenile Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes - Insulin Dependent Diabetes

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Hereditary Obesity - A Result of Long Term Imbalance Between Omega 3’s & Omega 6’s

Hereditary Obesity - A Result of Long Term Imbalance Between Omega 3’s & Omega 6’s

Excess consumption of saturated fats rich in Omega 6 as against omega 3 not only causes obesity but also alters genetic make up to affect future generations 

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The Importance of Glycemic Index

The Importance of Glycemic Index

Glycemic Index has gained a lot of attention in the last few years. Though it is mostly used by the diabetic population, sometimes those who want to lose weight also use this tool. 

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Increasing Consumption Of Soy Nut & Metabolic Syndrome

Increasing Consumption Of Soy Nut & Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a group of health problems related to abdominal obesity that can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. 

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Sodium An Essential Nutrient - Is A Low Salt / Sodium Diet Better For Health?

Sodium An Essential Nutrient - Is A Low Salt / Sodium Diet Better For Health?

The importance of sodium - learn more about recommended guidelines and the need for a low sodium diet. All foods contain sodium in varying degrees. It can be inherently present in trace amounts, or added in as a flavoring or a preservative. Let's look at where all this hidden salt /sodium in foods is coming from? 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Children's Health, Diet, Eat Healthy, Health Hazards, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome, Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Obesity / Weight Loss, Renal Diseases, Screening, Sodium, Sports Health

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Sweeteners in Processed Foods & Beverages Raise Blood Lipid Levels

Sweeteners in Processed Foods & Beverages Raise Blood Lipid Levels

A recent study out in JAMA (Journal of The American Medical Association) says that there is a direct correlation between adults consuming added dietary sugars (caloric sweeteners used as ingredients in processed or prepared foods) and their blood lipid levels. 

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HbA1c - Should I Get Tested?

HbA1c - Should I Get Tested?

The HbA1c is a simple tool to show how much blood sugar is in your hemoglobin. It can be a strong indicator for pre-diabetes or full blown diabetes and its results can help preempt and set up an interventional program to prevent the onset of diabetes. 

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Does Calories ‘In’ < Calories ‘Out’ Spell Weight-loss?

Does Calories ‘In’ < Calories ‘Out’ Spell Weight-loss?

Energy balance is the balance of calories consumed through eating and drinking compared to calories burned through physical activity. What you eat and drink is energy in. What you burn through physical activity is energy out. 

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