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More evidence that Resveratrol improves the health of people with metabolic syndrome

Sep 03, 2014

More evidence that Resveratrol improves the health of people with metabolic syndrome

     Researchers at the University of Guadalajara performed a state of the art, gold-standard study (randomized, controlled, double-blinded, placebo- controlled clinical trial in 24 patients with metabolic syndrome (International Diabetes Federation criteria) receiving high dose Trans-Resveratrol 3 times a day before meals for 90 days. The patients on Resveratrol lost fat and weight, had improved blood sugar control and insulin levels and insulin sensitivity. The study is published on line ahead of print on August 19th, 2014 in the journal Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders.

Information from the cover page for Metabolic Syndrome from the IDF (International Diabetes Federation) website;

IDF Worldwide Definition of the Metabolic Syndrome [1]

The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of the most dangerous heart attack risk factors: diabetes and prediabetes, abdominal obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

  • A quarter of the world’s adults have metabolic syndrome
  • People with metabolic syndrome are twice as likely to die from, and three times as likely to have a heart attack or stroke compared with people without the syndrome
  • People with metabolic syndrome have a five-fold greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • Up to 80% of the 200 million people with diabetes globally will die of cardiovascular disease
  • This puts metabolic syndrome and diabetes way ahead of HIV/AIDS in morbidity and mortality terms yet the problem is not as well recognized