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The main purpose of glucose is to be used as fuel for cells in body to produce energy. Unprocessed glucose translates into fat. If body keeps making it and it's not being processed, where does it go? Hips, thighs, stomach, and buttocks, that's where!
In addition to hypertension and heart disease, elevated insulin may be associated with weight gain and difficulty with weight loss, other blood sugar problems such as hypoglycemia, and some menstrual related imbalances.
Genetics can be partially responsible for causing this disease. Lifestyle is much more likely, however. In many cases years of high starch, processed foods, simple sugars, lack of exercise, smoking, and increased stress may be culprit for Metabolic Syndrome X.
Now what? For starters, start exercising today. Increase water intake and totally omit starches, sugars, processed foods from your diet. You want to eat foods that are low on "glycemic index". Do an online search and print a copy of index out for quick reference. Limit or omit caffeine. Try to maintain at least one third of your daily food intake to vegetables. Ask your doctor to test your sugar levels. Change what you're eating and get walking and you'll be amazed as pounds start to fall off. The fatigue and fuzziness will start to disappear and in turn you'll feel much better.
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