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How can I prevent heart disease if I have metabolic syndrome?

Eileen A. Kelly, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Exercise, healthy diet and weight control are the keys to preventing heart disease if you have metabolic syndrome. First, check with your doctor to see if it is OK for you to exercise. Start slowly and work up to 30-45 minutes five days a week. If you need help with your diet, ask your doctor for a referral to a nutritionist. Low-sodium diets, the DASH diet, and Mediterranean style diets are good guides for you to follow.

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