Making small changes can help you lower your risk of metabolic syndrome. Make changes slowly over time so you can stick with them and not be overwhelmed.
The Mediterranean diet is one diet that may help to lower your risk of metabolic syndrome. This diet emphasizes plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, and olive oil. It also highlights low-to-moderate amounts of fish, poultry, and dairy products.
Work with your doctor to:
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Last reviewed May 2018 by
EBSCO Medical Review Board
Marcin Chwistek, MD
Last Updated: 8/27/2018