Principal Proposed Treatments
- Abdominal obesity (excessive fat tissue in and around the abdomen.)
- Unhealthy cholesterol profile (some elements of the following: low HDL ("good") cholesterol, high LDL ("bad") cholesterol, and high triglycerides)
- High blood pressure
- Insulin resistance (either frank type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes)
- Prothrombotic state (increased risk of blood clots)
- Proinflammatory state (elevated levels of c-reactive protein, associated with increased rate of hardening of the arteries)
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- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 07/2012 -
- Update Date: 07/25/2012 -