According to the American Heart Association, 47 million Americans have something called metabolic syndrome. That’s almost one out of every six people. Metabolic syndrome, also known as syndrome X, increases your risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Here’s how you get it and what you can do about it.

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Karen’s Fit Tip: Focus on foods with more fiber. They won’t be digested and enter your bloodstream as quickly, and you’ll consume more antioxidants. Include exercise. The participants in the study also engaged moderate physical activity three or more days per week for 30 minutes per session.


Karen Owoc

I’m a Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Clinical Exercise Physiologist certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, KRON 4's weekly health expert, speaker, and author of my book on functional longevity, “Athletes in Aprons: The Nutrition Playbook to Break 100".

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