Metabolic Syndrome and Plant-Based Diets

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Metabolic Syndrome and Plant-Based Diets – Plant-based diets appear to protect against metabolic syndrome, which is also known as syndrome X. Metabolic Syndrome is characterized by the so-called “deadly quartet” symptoms, which are abdominal obesity, high fasting blood sugars, high blood triglycerides, and high blood pressure. Tune in and watch the following short informative video clip that explains the connection between Metobolic Syndrome and the protection provided by plant-based diets.

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