Metabolic Syndrome

Also indexed as:Syndrome X, Metabolic Syndrome
Reduce your metabolic syndrome risk by focusing on diet and lifestyle. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.

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Consider going MediterraneanA Mediterranean dietary pattern has been shown in multiple studies to aid in the management of metabolic syndrome and prevention of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Get your proteinHigh-proteins diets may help people with metabolic syndrome achieve weight loss, and some evidence suggests plant protein may have more positive effects on metabolism than animal protein.
Keep an eye on the glycemic indexAvoiding high-glycemic index foods, which are most often refined starches and sugary foods, may help protect metabolic health, but is not sufficient to treat metabolic syndrome.
Explore options other than a low-fat dietIn general, a low-fat diet is not indicated for prevention or treatment of metabolic syndrome; instead, modest consumption of a variety of fats, with emphasis on polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, appears to improve metabolic health.
Low-CarbohydrateLow- and very low-carbohydrate diets can help normalize metabolic parameters, but the long-term safety of a ketogenic diet is not known.

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The information presented by TraceGains is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires December 2024.