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What if changes in diet and activity levels do not do the trick? Drugs to control cholesterol and high blood pressure may be considered.

Blood pressure goals are generally set lower than 140/90, and recommendations may change depending on your age. Some blood pressure medications -- ACE inhibitors -- have also been found to reduce levels of insulin resistance and to defer the complications of type 2 diabetes. This is an important consideration when discussing the choice of blood pressure drugs in the 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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