Someone recently asked me, “If my blood sugar and blood pressure are only a little high…not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes or hypertension…does it really matter?” He acknowledged that he’d been gaining weight over the last ten years and asked (with a reluctant look in his eyes), “Do I really need to go on a diet now?”
This is Metabolic Syndrome, and one in every three American adults has it. It doesn’t only change your risk of heart disease; it affects your risk of cancer and other diseases, too. Fortunately, you can do something about it. More on that in just a minute….
What is metabolic syndrome?
Major health organizations have now agreed on criteria for diagnosing metabolic syndrome. [Read more…] about How bad is a little bad? When it spells Metabolic Syndrome