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Posted by: Balie | 2008/10/24

metabolic syndrome

What is the life expectancy of an obese 46 year old woman with metabolic syndrome?

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Dear Balie
It is difficult to put a number on this kind of prediction because it depends on so many different factors. Genetics play a big role, as do the manifestations of metabolic syndrome that the person in question suffers from: i.e. does she have type 2 diabetes and hypertension and raised blood fat levels or just 1 or 2 of these conditions. Does she get any exercise? is she doing something about her obesity and metabolic syndrome, etc.
Tell the lady that she can turn all her problems around and extend her life expectancy if she starts using a low-fat, low-GI diet (consult a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area) for this kind of diet) and start exercising gently at first but more vigorously as she loses weight and gets fitter.
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