Syndrome X


Syndrome X: refers to a group of health problems that may include high blood pressure overweight, and abnormal blood fats( cholesterol or triglycerides ) and always includes a metabolic disorder known as insulin resistance.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Abnormal Blood lipids (high total cholesterol and triglycerides, and low HDL cholesterol)
  • Excess fat around the belly or the chest

Root Causes

  • Obesity
  • Lack of exercise
  • Heredity
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Chronic stress and the resulting stress hormone imbalance
  • Nutritional deficiencies, especially of chromium B vitamins, zinc, vanadium


The most important therapy for syndrome X and insulin resistance is a healthful diet. These dietary suggestions will help regulate your levels of sugar and also reduce your risk of complications, such as cardiovascular disease.

Food to avoid

Stay away from simple sugars. Obvious ones to avoid are candy, cookies, sodas, and other sweets.


Follow a diet that's high in fiber ( vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains). Water-soluble fiber, as found in oat bran, beans, nuts, seeds, and apples, for example, helps to balance blood sugar.