You could be suffering from metabolic syndrome if you are obese or overweight, have too much belly fat, high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and insulin resistance. This syndrome poses the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus. Essentially, patients with metabolic syndrome have silent malfunctions in the body such as insulin resistance, leptin resistance and thyroid hormone inefficiency. Insulin resistance means that the cells in the body cannot utilize glucose efficiently. This results in increased blood sugar levels, fatigue and weight gain. Metabolic syndrome should be taken seriously; it requires treatment and dramatic lifestyle changes. What you may no know is that low thyroid, even mild or low-grade hypothyroidism, can gradually lead to weight gain and metabolic syndrome as well as a state of general body inflammation. If you have been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome make sure your thyroid is carefully tested. Taking proper thyroid treatment, exercise, and following a low glycemic diet such as the Protein Boost Diet will help reversing metabolic syndrome.
Excess fat, is a reservoir for inflammatory chemicals (cytokines) which promote metabolic syndrome. Essentially the snowball effect is occurring. Fat in the body causes inflammation and too much oxidative stress, which makes the body accumulate more fat. Levels of inflammatory chemicals rise as the metabolic abnormalities worsen. These inflammatory markers are uncommon when there is less body fat, so reducing body fat also reduces the risks associated with metabolic syndrome.