A low-fat diet may help curb metabolic syndrome risk in women

Metabolic syndrome is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. The diagnosis is made based on the presence of 3 or more of the following clinical signs:

  • waist circumference of 88 cm or more;
  • serum triglycerides of 1.7 mmol/L or more;
  • blood pressure of 130/85 mmHg or more;
  • HDL cholesterol of less than 1.3 mmol/L;
  • serum glucose of 5.5 mmol/L or more.

Rates of metabolic syndrome are growing in the developing world, with a recent Indian study finding rates of close to 20% among urban Indian adults (Cholesterol, 2011). Studies have shown that due to genetic susceptibility, Indian patients may be at risk of...

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