Reverse Metabolic Syndrome
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.
Do you have the Metabolic Syndrome? You need to find out because having it greatly increases your risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and other woes. The good news: You can very likely clean up this metabolic mess with the Pritikin Program.
The Harvard Medical School hosted a Nutrition Symposium entitled “Metabolic Syndrome and Onset of Cancer” and invited top scientists nationwide to present their new research findings. One of the invited speakers was UCLA scientist James Barnard, PhD, who has published more than 100 studies on the effectiveness of the Pritikin Program.
UCLA scientists found that the healthy lifestyle taught at the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa not only controlled the Metabolic Syndrome but also reversed it. There is no magic pill that cleans up the cluster of problems called Metabolic Syndrome, a condition now epidemic in the U.S. More than 64 million Americans have the Metabolic Syndrome (roughly one in four adults) and 40% of adults over age 40. More and more kids are being diagnosed with the syndrome as well.