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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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    It is estimated that nearly 35% of the US population has metabolic syndrome1. Metabolic syndrome encompasses a cluster of disorders that increase risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.2 The GI tract is home to trillions of microorganisms that confer benefits to the host. Recent evidence has implicated alternations in gut microbiota composition and metabolic activity in the pathophysiology of metabolic syndrome3,4. Maintenance of gut barrier function, regulation of immune response…

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    heart disease to high blood pressure. Now, doctors are warning about an increasingly common problem called metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance. A recent study from the University of California, San Francisco shows about a third of all American adults are at risk, and that risk increases with age. The American Heart Association describes metabolic syndrome--- which is also known as syndrome X--- as a “cluster” of risk factors that happens when you hit a trifecta of conditions. They include…

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    In today’s world, we are constantly busy, whether attending school, going to work every day, or even taking a stroll at the park; we humans are constantly feeling the pressure of stress. However, not everyone experiences the same form of stress. There are many different types of stress such as: psychical stress, mental stress, emotional stress, and much more. Just as there are many forms of stress there are even many more causes of stress. These can result from pressures at work, economic or…

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    Ridgeland Mississippi is a thriving community, which is positioned between Jackson, Mississippi and Madison, Mississippi. According to City-Data of Ridgeland (n.d.), Ridgeland’s population in 2013 was 24,427 with 11,160 males and 13,267 females. The land area is 15.9 square miles with a population density of 1,535 people per square mile. Ridgeland’s median resident age is 36.3 years old, compared to Mississippi’s median age, which is 36.6. The estimated median household income for Ridgeland is…

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    The government states there is nothing wrong with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (n.d.) then , what was wrong with me? Oh yes, how did I get on a healthier path when I eliminated it from my diet? I believe that high fructose corn syrup should be banned. I diagnosed with a nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFL) and was on the border of becoming a diabetic. That was two years ago. I went on a strict regimen of no high fructose. I do not mean just giving…

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    Stress is defined in the dictionary as a “state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in our lives.” Everyone encounters stress in life caused by many different variables and we cope with in different ways. One way cope with stress is to notice how it can impact our body. Some people take to working out, eating healthy, taking breaks from what is stressing us out, or getting plenty of sleep which are all good ways to cope with stress people. Some of the negative coping skills take to…

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    As identified in the previous studies mentioned by Knowler et al., (2002) and Gilles et al., (2007) metformin has shown to reduce the risk from progression of prediabetes to diabetes. Moin et al., (2002) case-control study looking at causality examined metformin prescription use for diabetes prevention in individuals with identified prediabetes over a three year period in 17,352 working-age adults. Of the total sample size on 3.7% of patients with prediabetes were actually prescribed metformin…

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    In the United States, 33% of adults are diagnosed with metabolic syndrome (also syndrome X or the dysmetabolic syndrome) and has been growing since (Brown et al., 2013). Individuals who are diagnosed with dysmetabolic syndrome increases their risk for coronary artery disease, stroke, and type II diabetes. People with the syndrome X may be classified as obese in the abdominal area, high blood pressure, elevated fasting glucose, dyslipidemia with elevated LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol and…

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    organisms, it is merely impossible to overlook the role that metabolism plays. Metabolism, is a series of chemical reactions that occur in a living organisms cells. When referring to metabolism, one must also note that metabolism contains two distinct metabolic pathways, catabolic and anabolic. Catabolic pathways involve the process of breaking down molecules in order to obtain the energy needed by living organisms. Meanwhile, anabolic pathways do the complete opposite. Instead of releasing…

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