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  1. New Debate on Some Blood Pressure Drugs

    Jan. 28, 2008 -- Researchers say a new analysis questions the preferred use of certain blood pressure medications over diuretics in people with metabolic syndrome. The analysis shows thiazide diuretics worked as effectively at treating high blood pressure -- and in some cases better -- than calcium

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  2. Western Diet Ups Heart, Diabetes Risk

    Jan. 22, 2008 -- Indulging in a typical Western diet of burgers, fries, and diet soda boosts your risk of getting heart disease and diabetes, a study shows. And the amount of fast food the researchers linked to health problems may surprise you. Just two burger patties a day and one daily diet soda s

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  3. Metabolic Syndrome: How Much Exercise?

    Dec. 17, 2007 -- You don't have to run a marathon to curb the symptoms of metabolic syndrome (a condition which makes diabetes and heart disease more likely). Moderate exercise will do. So say Duke University's Johanna Johnson, MS, and colleagues. "Our motto in this group, after looking at all the d

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  4. 1 Daily Soda May Boost Heart Disease

    July 23, 2007 -- People who drank soda every day -- even diet soda -- in a recent study were more likely to develop risk factors for heart disease. That is because a soda habit increases the risk of developing a condition called metabolic syndrome, according to the new research, and that in turn boo

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  5. Metabolic Syndrome: The Silent Epidemic

    Call it a silent epidemic. An estimated one in four adults is afflicted with the condition known as metabolic syndrome, and many of them don't even know it. Obesity and lack of exercise are key components of this dangerous condition, which puts you at risk of developing serious health problems. That

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  6. Metabolic Syndrome Hurts Heart

    May 22, 2006 -- People who have a cluster of common medical conditions may be nearly twice as likely to develop heart failure by middle age. A new study followed more than 2,300 Swedish men for more than 20 years and found those who had the cluster of common health risk factors, known collectively a

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  7. Metabolic Syndrome Skyrocketing

    March 14, 2006 (Atlanta) -- There's an alarming rise in the number of people with the constellation of heart-disease risk factors known as the metabolic syndrome, say Boston researchers. Despite the improvements seen in some heart disease risk factors, a survey of nearly 80,000 people showed that ra

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  8. More Dairy, Less Metabolic Syndrome?

    Nov. 16, 2005 (Dallas) -- Dairy products may ward off metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that puts a person at greater risk for diabetes and heart disease, French researchers report. But before rushing out the door to get a milkshake or a triple-scoop ice cream cone, the researchers advis

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  9. Metabolic Syndrome: Growing Health Threat

    Sept. 12, 2005 -- A cluster of obesity-related health risk factors known as metabolic syndrome, which dramatically raises the risk of heart disease and diabetes, poses a growing threat to the health of Americans and requires more aggressive treatment. New guidelines, released jointly today by the Am

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  10. Metabolic Syndrome Found in Many Young Kids

    June 2, 2005 -- With more U.S. children than ever before dealing with diabetes, health experts are warning that many others may be heading in that direction, courtesy of metabolic syndrome, metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors that have been shown to raise the risk of diabetes and heart disea

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