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    Reduce Metabolic Syndrome with the Mediterranean Diet
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    Joe Piscatella posted:
    Metabolic Syndrome is one of the most significant cardiac risk factors found in Americans. Its profle is

    a low HDL number (below 40 for men and 50 for women);
    triglycerides over 150;
    waist size 35 inches and above for women and 40 inches and above for men;
    blood pressure 130/85 or greater;
    fasting glucose of 100 or greater,

    Each of the above is a cardiac risk factor, but in combination they are a lethal threat to heart health. The fact that Metabolic Syndrome risk can be lowered by eating a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, whole grains and fish is great news.
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