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Syndrome X: A Major Cause of Overweight & Obesity

What is Syndrome X?

Syndrome X, describes a group of symptoms including high blood pressure, abdominal obesity (a "spare tyre around the middle"), insulin resistance, high levels of triglycerides and low levels of HDL or "good" lipoproteins.

In the past 13 years, low levels of antioxidant vitamins and DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), high cortisol levels, and depression have been added to the list.

Some experts estimate that as many as two-thirds of Americans may be suffering from Syndrome X. It can remain effectively hidden for years, masquerading as symptoms of other conditions including abdominal (apple-shaped) obesity, fatigue, poor mental concentration, edema (fluid retention), nerve damage and an intense craving for sweets.

And since Syndrome X is a precursor to type 2 diabetes, it makes perfect sense that, since the overweight problem of Americans has skyrocketed in the past 20 years, according to studies, the number of people with type 2 diabetes-a disease that can result from excess weight-also increased by one-third during the 1990s. Children as young as 10 are now being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, formerly known as adult-onset diabetes because it affected people in their 40s and older.

For next page, click Syndrome X, Carbs & Insulin

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For more about metabolic syndrome X and carb intake, see Insulin Resistance, Obesity and Carbs

Obesity and Weight Loss
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