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What medicines treat metabolic syndrome?

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If lifestyle changes aren't enough, you may need medicine:

  • High blood pressure medicines, such as ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, diuretics, and beta-blockers
  • Cholesterol medicines, including statins and bile acid resins
  • Diabetes medications for glucose control
  • Low-dose aspirin, to lower the risks of heart attacks and strokes

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

SOURCES: 

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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