2016, Number 2
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ABSTRACTThe metabolic syndrome is a highly dangerous disease because it affects so multisystem people who suffer, being the abdominal obesity and insulin resistance a determining factor for its progression; because it creates a set of metabolic abnormalities that leads to professionals in health has not treat it as a single disease, but as the association of many factors that can occur simultaneously or sequentially in the same individual. From there comes the need to strengthen the general recommendations on weight control, decreased intake of simple sugars, increasing physical activity, reducing saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, and high levels of sodium. Its etiology is not clear yet, however creates the need to know the how and why there is now a high prevalence of this syndrome, as well as its association with increased mortality from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease.
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