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How can I change my diet to lower my risk of metabolic syndrome?

The diet to prevent metabolic syndrome is very similar to recommendations you would follow if you have a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome: Eat a diet low in fat, with a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean protein and whole-grain products; Lose weight so that your body mass index (BMI) is less than 25; Manage blood pressure and blood sugar by eating lots of vegetables, whole grains, and fish and limiting salt, refined carbohydrates, and alcohol.

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