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Metabolic Syndrome Responsible For Heart Disease Tied to Single Gene.

It's rare, but a genetic mutation may explain the collection of heart-harming factors, including obesity, known as metabolic syndrome

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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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