Syndrome was discovered by Stanford University Professor and
researcher Gerald Reaven, MD. In 1988, he first presented the
results of twenty years of study that showed that the effect of
an array of changes stemming from a then-little known medical
disorder called Insulin Resistance led to Cardiovascular
In his book Metabolic Syndrome, Dr Reaven describes the
condition as follows:
This deadly heart ailment begins in the bloodstream, shortly
after we eat. That's not a startling idea, for we know that
eating fatty or cholesterol-laden foods can be bad for our
hearts. However, the Metabolic Syndrome culprit isn't red meat
or butter, it's carbohydrates. Yet these carbohydrates are
reluctant, inadvertent offenders.
Before entering the body proper, our food is broken down into
various constituent parts in the intestine. One of these is
glucose (blood sugar) from carbohydrates. Upon entering our
cells, some of the glucose is put right to work providing the
energy that cells need to perform their various tasks. The rest
is stored in certain cells for later use. But the glucose
doesn't simply flow into the storage cells. Instead, it must be
guided in by insulin, a protein secreted by the pancreas.
Insulin acts like a shepherd, herding its precious flock into
the cellular "corrals". Unfortunately, in many of us, glucose
behaves like a group of errant sheep, stubbornly refusing to go
where the shepherd directs. When that happens, the pancreas
pumps out more and more insulin. That's the biochemical
equivalent of sending out more and more "shepherds" to get the
"sheep" into the "corrals". Imagine hundreds of shepherds
chasing thousands of sheep across a pristine field covered with
thick, beautiful green grass. Those hundreds of feet and
thousands of hoofs will quickly tear up the field, ripping out
or flattening down clumps of grass. Soon, the field that once
looked so green and lush will be trampled and scarred, brown and
Something similar happens inside your body when glucose refuses
to move into the storage cells at the insulin's command. The
interior linings of your arteries, like the grassy field, are
"ripped" and "trampled" as the body attempts to overcome this
Eventually, the insulin "shepherds" corral the glucose, and
order is restored in the body. But all is not well, for the
"field" (the lining of your coronary arteries) has been damaged,
and there's other damage, as well. This damage sets the stage
for heart disease.
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"A non-pharmacologic treatment for these
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feature of the metabolic syndrome and 30% possess the metabolic syndrome.
Our results support the view that improving insulin resistance may be crucial in the prevention
of both type 2 diabetes and premature cardiovascular disease in this at-risk subpopulation
of Hispanic youth."