Environmental Nutrition (EN)

Volume 25   •   Number 7  •  July 2002

Silent Syndrome Raises The Risk Of Diabetes, Heart Disease, Maybe Cancer

Here's a pop quiz: What's it called when your bloodsugar is slightly elevated, your HDL's (high-density lipoproteins, the"good" cholesterol) are kind of low and your blood pressure edges up?Diabetes? Atherosclerosis? Hypertension? None of the above.When these otherwise unremarkable changes occur together,you have what doctors now call "metabolic syndrome" (also"insulin resistance …

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Sharon Palmer, RDN
Contributing Editors
Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND
Matthew Kadey, MS, RD
Marsha McCulloch, MS< RD
Heidi McIndoo, MS, RD
Sharon Salomon, MS, RD
Judith Thalheimer, RD
Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE
Ellie Wilson, MS, RD
Lori Zanteson
Group Direcotr
Diane Muhlfeld
Editorial Advisory Board
Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
Isobel, Contentro, PhD
Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD
Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RD
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