Prevent Metabolic Syndrome Through Healthy Gut Bacteria and Fat in Your Diet

by Benoit Chassaing, part of Dr. Andrew Gewirtz’group at Georgia State University. In this study the researchers found that healthy bacteria that live in the gut may help treat or prevent .

People with metabolic syndrome are twice as likely to develop heart disease and five times as likely to develop diabetes as the general population, according to the National Institutes of Health.

According to the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health reports, respectively, around 34% of American adults have metabolic syndrome and subjects with metabolic syndrome have 2 and 5 times more the risk to develop, respectively, heart disease and diabetes when compared to the general population.

This study suggests that a Mediterranean supplemented with extra virgin olive oil or nuts may be useful in reducing the risks of central obesity and hyperglycemia in people at high risk of cardiovascular disease.


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