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Metabolic Syndrome Responsible For Heart Disease Tied to Single Gene.

Researchers have been pretty successful at identifying individual genes that can contribute to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels. Having any-or a combination of these risk factors-can significantly increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Read the article on Time

Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The disconnect is that gene mutation is rare, but metabolic syndrome is not. More than 79 million American have metabolic syndrome, and if left untreated, then in 8-10 years it develops into type 2 diabetes. Once you have diabetes, you are 2-4 times more likely to get a heart attack and twice as likely to get Alzheimer’s.

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