Stop and Enjoy Your Food to Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

family-mealWhile exercise has been shown to reduce obesity and other health conditions, including helping prevent Syndrome X, a metabolic illness largely characterized by resistance to insulin, new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in California suggests that people who eat slowly are less likely than speed-eaters to become obese or to develop metabolic syndrome. Syndrome X, or metabolic syndrome, has been proven to be a lead-in to developing diabetes and heart disease, and may affect an estimated 20-40% of North Americans.

According to the author, eating more slowly may be a crucial lifestyle change to help prevent metabolic syndrome. Continue reading “Stop and Enjoy Your Food to Prevent Metabolic Syndrome”

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