Posts Tagged ‘metabolic syndrome’

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February 16th, 2015

Study Tests Very Simple High-Fiber Diet

Diets notoriously fail to help people lose a lot of weight. One problem is that most diets include a broad range of restrictions and guidelines that many people find difficult to follow. Another problem is that negative recommendations may have unintended consequences, such as low-fat recommendations leading to increased consumption of refined carbohydrates. Now a […]


January 13th, 2014

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: January 13th

This week’s topics include the risk for MI and ischemic heart disease among overweight and obese people with and without metabolic syndrome, and the lower risk for CV events in postmenopausal women taking estradiol compared with conjugated equine estrogens.


June 1st, 2012

Reality Check: Stop Exercising and Eat Chocolate?

Two recent studies may add value to the academic literature, but what’s their public health value?


March 7th, 2011

Meta-Analysis Finds Mediterranean Diet Helps Fight Metabolic Syndrome

The Mediterranean diet may be a potent weapon in the battle to halt the growth of metabolic syndrome (MS), a new meta-analysis suggests. Christina-Maria Kastorini and colleagues performed a meta-analysis on 50 studies including nearly 535,000 participants. In their paper in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, they report that adherence to the Mediterranean […]