Could Low Vitamin D Put Postmenopausal Women At a Higher Risk of Metabolic Syndrome?

According to new data the onset of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) in postmenopausal women may be closely linked to Vitamin D deficiency.  Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) was seen in 58% of postmenopausal women with either deficient or insufficient levels of Vitamin D when compared with a 40% occurrence in women with adequate Vitamin D levels. Over 450…

Curcumin and High Cholesterol

Curcumin May Improve Cholesterol Levels for People with MetS

A new study showed daily supplementation of the yellow pigment from turmeric, curcumin, may support lower LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels in individuals with metabolic syndrome. 65 people with metabolic syndrome participated in this placebo controlled double blind study.  Individuals were assigned randomly to receive either 630 mg of curcumin 3 times per day or…

Metabolic Syndrom

CoQ10 May Help Blood Sugar Management in People with Metabolic Syndrome

According to a new study daily CoEnzyme Q10 supplementation may produce a beneficial effect on blood sugar management and insulin in people with metabolic syndrome. 60 individuals with metabolic syndrome were randomly assigned to receive either a placebo or 100 mg of CoQ10 daily.  The study lasted 8 weeks.  Participants ranged in age from 40…

What is Metabolic Syndrome?

What is Metabolic Syndrome?   According to the American Heart Association over 47 million Americans (1 in 6 people) are afflicted with this health condition.  Not actually a disease itself, Metabolic Syndrome is a group of risk factors that include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol and stored abdominal fat.  Each of these…