More than 93 million Americans are obese, and the rate of diabetes is growing steadily. Many of these people are suffering from a cluster of symptoms and chronic health problems, like insulin resistance and metabolic dysfunction, along with abdominal obesity and type 2 diabetes.
We can refer to to those collectively as diabesity. These chronic illnesses share the same underlying cause—and they’re preventable and, in many cases, completely reversible.
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Metabolic syndrome often precedes type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It’s characterized by high blood pressure, a large waist circumference, elevated fasting glucose and triglycerides, and low HDL cholesterol.
If you’re suffering from these metabolic issues, treat it like a warning sign. Heart disease and type 2 diabetes could develop, unless you take steps to correct the underlying cause.
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Diabesity and metabolic syndrome can cause serious harm throughout the body. Undoing that systemic damage takes a different approach. It’s not enough to exercise and eat well; you need to focus on improving your gut health and your intestinal integrity.