The differences between carbohydrate foods can be described in relation to their glycemic index—that is, how quickly they raise blood sugar levels. The closer to 100 a food is rated, the more it affects blood sugar levels.
Metabolic syndrome is the name for a collection of signs and symptoms: excess abdominal fat; high triglycerides; high LDL cholesterol and low HDL; high blood pressure; and poor glucose tolerance. The combination of even three or four of these increases your risk for disease.
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