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The adult human body of 2016 is actually different compared to 50-100 years ago. We are now a chronically inflamed population.

Patients with metabolic syndrome are more likely to suffer from musculoskeletal pain syndromes, including spine pain, radiculopathy, tendinopathy, and widespread pain.

Five markers are used to identify the metabolic syndrome, including blood pressure, waist circumference, and fasting glucose, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides, Three of the five markers must be present to make the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome.

The real culprit is the over-consumption of sugar and flour, each of which elevates blood glucose, which the liver converts into saturated fatty acids. triglycerides, and cholesterol. For the average American, sugar and flour represent approximately 40% of all the total calories consumed..

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