Reverse Metabolic Syndrome
In 50% of men studied, the Pritikin Program reversed the clinical diagnosis of the Metabolic Syndrome. (Journal of Applied Physiology, 2006; 100: 1657.)
Metabolic Syndrome Reversal In Children
Among children with the Metabolic Syndrome, 100% experienced complete reversal of the syndrome within two weeks of starting the Pritikin Program. (Metabolism Clinical and Experimental, 2006: 55: 871.)
Having the Metabolic Syndrome, a condition now epidemic in the U.S., puts one at major risk for diabetes and heart disease. You probably have the Metabolic Syndrome if you have three or more of the following five risk factors: abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, low HDL good cholesterol, high blood pressure, and elevated blood sugar.
There is no one magic pill that erases the condition. Pharmaceutically, it is treated in piecemeal fashion. The far better approach, new research has found, is a healthy diet and regular exercise because they target what are often the roots of the Metabolic Syndrome: poor diet and excess body fat, especially around the belly.
And the benefits of a healthy lifestyle happen very very quickly. Scientists recently found that just three weeks of diet-and-exercise therapy among men at the Pritikin Longevity Center “showed a phenomenal clinical response of about a 50% decrease in Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 diabetes,” reported Frank Booth, PhD, of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Manu Chakravarthy, MD, of the Washington University School of Medicine in the May 2006 issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology.