Donating blood may help.
Metabolic Syndrome has become a huge problem in America and is the first step on the road to diabetes. According to the 2003-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, about one third of Americans (34%) suffering at that time from this condition, with its serious impacts on heart and other diseases. The incidence is rising rapidly along with the epidemic of obesity. In 2002, the NIH estimate of prevalence was only 24%. The costs in terms of human quality of life, and increased healthcare demands are staggering and the rate of incidence keeps climbing.