Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a combination of medical disorders that, when occurring together, increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The prevalence of MS is rising in developing countries and developed countries, now considered a pandemic disease. This book presents information on how to treat MS through lifestyle change and nutritional intervention. Chapters cover prevalence of MS; pathophysiology; MS in systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis; gene-nutrient interactions; MS in adolescents and children; lifestyle change and physical activity; and various effects of dietary components in MS.
Table of Contents
Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome around the World. Pathophysiology of Metabolic Syndrome. Metabolic Syndrome in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Gene-Nutrient Interaction in Metabolic syndrome. Social Class and Gender Determinants in Metabolic Syndrome. Metabolic Syndrome in children and adolescents. Lyfestyle Changes and Physical Activity in Metabolic Syndrome. Effects of Dietary Components in Metabolic Syndrome. Dietary Patterns in Metabolic Syndrome.