Mediterranean diet with nuts, olive oil 'may reverse metabolic syndrome'

October 15, 2014 7:10 AM

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Mediterranean diet with nuts, olive oil 'may reverse metabolic syndrome'

Metabolic syndrome is defined as having three or more risk factors for cardiovascular disease or diabetes. Risk factors include abdominal obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and high blood glucose levels.

It is estimated that around 34% of adults in the US have metabolic syndrome, most commonly caused by overweight and obesity, lack of physical activity and genetic factors.

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