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What kind of diet helps treat metabolic syndrome?

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Eating a healthy diet can improve your cholesterol, insulin resistance, and blood pressure -- even if your weight stays the same. In general, eating less saturated fats, trans fat, cholesterol, and salt and having more fruits, vegetables, lean protein, beans, low fat dairy, and whole grains helps people with high blood pressure and a higher risk of heart disease. Many doctors suggest a Mediterranean diet or the DASH diet.

From: How Do You Treat Metabolic Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

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Deen, D. June 15, 2004. American Family Physician,

Grundy, S. , Oct. 25, 2005. Circulation

Wannamethee, A. , Feb. 15, 2006. JAMA

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 16, 2019

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Deen, D. June 15, 2004. American Family Physician,

Grundy, S. , Oct. 25, 2005. Circulation

Wannamethee, A. , Feb. 15, 2006. JAMA

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 16, 2019

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