Metabolic Syndrome

World’s biggest killer: Hyperinsulinaemia

In an excellent report about hyperinsulinaemia/Insulin resistance by Michael Joseph MSc the following valuable information become available;

Full article: http://nutritionadvance.com/hyperinsulinemia.insulin.resistance.

Hyperinsulinaemia refers to when the body is producing to much insulin to keep high blood sugar levels in check. Without adequate intervention chronic hyperinsulinaemia can lead to type 2 Diabetes.

But hyperinsulinaemia is associated with the metabolic syndrome and is harmful independent of Diabetes.

What causes insulin resistance, hyperinsulinaemia and metabolic syndrome; there are several factors but most of all our modern diet with refines sugars and ultraprocessed foods with too much carbohydrates.

Link between Hyperinsulinaemia and Chronic disease.

Alzheimer: Hyperinsulinaemia has a robust association with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Ref: http://content.iospress.com/articles/joural-of-alzheimers-disease/jad 150980

Cancer: Individuals with high levels of insulin have a 62% higher risk of cancer mortality. Chronic Hyperinsulinaemia may raise cancer risk by increasing the bioligical activity of IGF-1 which can help tumor growth. Insulin can also directly influence tumor growth.

Cardiovascular disease:

Hyperinsulinaemia stimulates production of proinflammatory cytokines in vascular systems and endothelial cells promoting premature atherosclerosis.

Chronic kidney disease:

Hyperinsulinaemia can lead to CKD through oxidative stress, stimulating growth factors and downregulating renal receptors.

 

Key Point: Hyperinsulinaemia appears to play a pivotal role in the pathology of major chronic diseases. 

How can we reverse insulin resistance?

Low carbohydrate diets.

Exercise.

Good sleep.

 

 

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome: What is it???

Metabolic syndrome is a combination of conditions:

  • increased blood pressure.
  • high blood sugar.
  • excess body fat around the waist.
  • abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels.

When all come together it dramatically increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

One of these 4 conditions increase your risk of serious disease. Having more than one of these together as in metabolic syndrome increase your risk dangerously  more and you are in for serious health problems.

Most of the people below have Metabolic syndrome. 90% of them do not know about  the term metabolic syndrome and its meaning.

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