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What Causes Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic Syndrome can be caused by many factors included diet, lifestyle, stress, and trauma. While fast food can be a contributing factor to metabolic syndrome it isn’t the only factor. Surprising to some, many vegetarians, vegans, and “healthy eaters” also tend to have metabolic syndrome.

In addition, while lack of exercise can be a contributing factor, it too isn’t the only factor. Many athletes that perform long distance sports such as triathlons, marathons, biking, hiking, etc.. are at risk due to the high intake of carbohydrates while training and during events. I recently heard a story of a long distance biker in his late 50’s or early 60’s that had a heart attack. It was discovered that the cause of his heart attack was more than likely due to metabolic syndrome. He has since recovered from his heart attack, has changed his diet and is now back on the training and competing circuit.

Up next… so you know or suspect you have Metabolic Syndrome. Find out how this condition is actually impacting your body. And, if not treated what risk factors are you up against.

Debi Farley is a Licensed Acupuncturist and leading authority on Metabolic Syndrome. Find out more at or call 804.288.3927.

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