Healthy lifestyle is better than drugs for reversing metabolic syndrome

This systematic review addressed methods of preventing progression from metabolic syndrome or pre-diabetes to full type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Clinical question In people with metabolic syndrome, what interventions exist that can prevent progression to type 2 diabetes? The evidence The reviewers only included randomised trials in their review.  The trials did not provide [read the full story…]

Uncertainty around the influence of childhood obesity on metabolic syndrome in adulthood.

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Clinical question Although observational studies have shown that childhood obesity is positively associated with an increased risk of metabolic syndrome, full diabetes and other diseases, it could be that this is because obese adults who have these diseases are more likely to have been obese as children. So, is childhood obesity associated with an increased [read the full story…]