by Scott Isaacs, M.D. & Fred Vagnini, M.D.
If you're an adult in America, there's a 27 percent chance you have metabolic syndrome. Even though it affects 55 million people in the United States, you may not have heard of this syndrome much less understand it. It is actually a group of metabolic disorders--obesity, insulin resistance, abnormal cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure. While each of these problems can lead to cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes, the collective effect of metabolic syndrome significantly increases the risk of death from these diseases.
The good news is that you can overcome this deadly syndrome. Because of the complexity of metabolic syndrome, most people have many questions about it. The authors, an endocrinologist and a cardiologist, have treated thousands of patients. They understand your concerns and questions about this potentially deadly syndrome. Among the questions they answer in Overcoming Metabolic Syndrome are:
-How do you know if you have metabolic syndrome?
-What is insulin resistance? Why is it such a critical issue?
-How do you overcome metabolic syndrome?
-How important is weight loss?
-What is the role of exercise?
-Which medications are used to treat the syndrome?
A Simple Guide to a Complex Disorder