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    Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a term used to describe a medical condition comprised of severalcomorbidities including central obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension, insulin resistance, glucoseintolerance, and inflammation. Through the use of various dietary and supplement changes, Ican help my patients make positive changes regarding these comorbidities and therefore helpthem reverse or prevent their diagnosis of MetS.An Energy Restricted DietA diet that restricts caloric intake can lead to a reduction in body weight. This reduction in bodyweight can in turn lead to a reduction in visceral body fat, type 2 diabetes, cardiovasculardisease, and inflammation, all of which are conditions that are associated to MetS. In patientsfollowing a restricted…

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    Metabolic Syndrome Essay

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    metabolic syndrome has been associated with atherosclerosis, inflammatory disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and oxidative stress (Bruce & Cagampang, 2011). Metabolic syndrome is not only an affliction of aging populations; since the 1980s, obesity rates among American children ages two to five years have doubled (Pharmacy Times, 2011). Currently, about 10% of children less than two years of age and 20% of children ages two to five years are obese…

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    As we all have seen and read how metabolic syndrome can lead to the most crippling man made disease such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke. It would take an effort from the whole community to fight this modern age epidemic of obesity and metabolic syndrome. The best age where we can start making changes and see results in future is definitely our children and adolescents. When I say the community I mean the family or the care givers, the schools as they provide meals and are also the best…

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    Introduction What is Insulin Resistance Syndrome? Insulin Resistance Syndrome is a proven facilitator of an alarming number of chronic illnesses in the United States. In order to understand the severity of insulin resistance syndrome, it is vital to recognize the important role that insulin plays in the human body (Reaven, 1995). Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas which is instrumental in the body’s use of digested food for energy. The body’s digestive tract breaks down…

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    Dr. Lustig's Sugar Theory

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    actual sugar, say if sugar was a bad thing, then it would be looked down upon and taken off from any kind of processed food as well as sweetened beverages. The sugar would be taken out, but it will be substituted with something different that will be considered much better than sugar therefore it could be worse. The way that sugar goes through the body is that the glucose is used up as energy and the fructose be dumped into the liver due to an attempt to make it into energy. Although compared to…

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    Gout Essay

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    Because uric acid levels are associated with metabolic syndrome and Ralph has high cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose it is recommended that he lose some weight to help reduce some of his gout symptoms. Based on Ralph’s height and weight it is estimated that he consumes at total of 2,457 kcal/day. In order for Ralph to lose close to a pound a week it is recommended that he decrease his calorie intake to about 2,000 kcal/day, see Appendix B for detailed meal plan. Ralph’s meal plan will…

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    Chronic Stress

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    Hans Selye found that stress causes a series of physiological reactions within our bodies that he labeled the general adaptation syndrome (Kendall-Reed & Reed, 2004, p. 45; Ciccarelli & White, 2015, p. 430). The general adaptation syndrome comprises a pattern of responses that occur in three sequential stages. First, the body responds to a stressor with an alarm reaction, which causes increased heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar (Ciccarelli & White, 2015, p. 430; Kendall-Reed & Reed,…

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    diet. (van Uffelen et al., 2010) The list of serious sedentary health issues relevant to office employees due to the decrease in active work and the increase of sedentary activity are summarized in Table 2. Figure 1: Adult Activity Distribution during Waking Hours Figure 1. Distribution of adult activity during their waking hours. Adapted from “Too much sitting: a novel and important predictor of chronic disease ?” by N. Owen, A. Bauman, and W. Brown, 2009, British Journal of Sport…

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    Two Types Of Stress

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    Stress can be a reaction to a small situation such as running late for work or it can last a long time if you’re dealing with problems at work, the death of a family member or several of other situations. It can also be defined as a state of emotional strain that normally results from a demanding situations. Stress can become harmful when it starts to interfere with your everyday life. Crum, Alia, Salovey, and Shawn Achor Rethinking Stress (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology) Vol.104,…

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    Pathophysiology In metabolic syndrome many organs are affected due to malnutrition, stress and inactivity. With all these factors playing a part the body has different ways of trying to protect it self, that in turn can cause more harm than good. Abdominal obesity, insulin resistant, hypertension, and chronic cortisol release are results of the factors which contribute to metabolic syndrome. Abdominal Obesity A high consumption of calorie dense food and lack of physical activity are…

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