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How can changing eating habits help in treating metabolic syndrome?

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Diets come and go, but more recently, experts recommend the Mediterranean diet -- one that is rich in "good" fats (olive oil) and contains a reasonable amount of carbohydrates and proteins (such as from fish and chicken).

The Mediterranean diet is palatable and easy to maintain. In addition, recent studies have shown that when compared to a low-fat diet, people on the Mediterranean diet have a greater decrease in body weight and greater improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and other markers of heart disease, all of which are important in evaluating and treating metabolic syndrome.

From: Metabolic Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2018

SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2018

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