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Metabolic Syndrome

Apnea Treatment Might Reduce Signs of Heart Disease Risk

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Wearing CPAP mask during sleep improved blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar in study patients

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Along with helping people with obstructive sleep apnea get a better night's sleep, machines that help keep the airways open during sleep can also help improve the symptoms of metabolic syndrome, according to new research.

Metabolic syndrome is a group of symptoms that indicate a higher risk of heart disease. These symptoms include excess weight, especially in...

Wearing CPAP mask during sleep improved blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar in study patients

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Along with helping people with obstructive sleep apnea get a better night's sleep, machines that help...

Fiber-Loving Teens Have Lower Heart, Diabetes Risks

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By Andrew M. Seaman

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teenagers who eat a lot of fiber-rich foods, such as vegetables and whole grains, are less likely to have risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, a new study shows.

But there was no link between those risk factors -- known collectively as metabolic syndrome -- and how much saturated fat or cholesterol kids ate.

That doesn't give teens the green light to chow down on fatty foods, however, said Joe Carlson, who heads the Division of Sports...

Health Tip: Metabolic Syndrome Raises Chance of Cardiovascular Disease

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(HealthDay News) -- Metabolic syndrome, a host of risk factors often thought of as a precursor to diabetes, also doubles a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease, the U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says.

The agency says if you have three or more of these risk factors, you probably have metabolic syndrome:A large waistline (too much abdominal fat).High levels of triglycerides, fats found in the blood.Low levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol.High blood sugar.High...

Certain Risk Factors Could Spur Heart Failure in Normal-Weight People

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High blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin levels worse than obesity for some, study finds

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Normal-weight patients diagnosed with a cluster of factors known as the "metabolic syndrome" could face a higher risk for heart failure than even obese patients without such factors, new research suggests.

Metabolic syndrome is characterized by a group of symptoms -- increased blood pressure, higher-than-normal insulin levels, excess body fat around the waist...

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Metabolic Syndrome

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