(Best Syndication News) Researchers say that a combination Mediterranean Diet plus one serving of nuts helped reduced abnormalities associated with Metabolic Syndrome (see videos below). The syndrome is characterized by abdominal obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and / or high glucose levels. These are all considered abnormalities when compared to a healthy individual.
According to the American Heart Association, people with the metabolic syndrome are at increased risk of coronary heart disease and other diseases related to plaque buildups in artery walls. Sufferers are also at a greater risk for diabetes. The third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) estimates that 25 percent of the US population could suffer from the condition.
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