The Metabolic Syndrome

  • Skill Level
  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    172 students

What you'll learn

This course covers Metabolic Syndrome. The definition of metabolic syndrome is discussed with an emphasis on the parameters that define it including central obesity, hyperglycemia (low HDL and high triglycerides), dyslipidemias and hypertension. Other characteristics of metabolic syndrome including low-grade inflammation, atherogenic lipoproteins and oxidative stress are discussed. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome in the world and, all the associated problems that can lead to chronic disease are also more »»

More importantly, the course covers how metabolic syndrome can be reversed by lifestyle including weight loss, exercise and diet. The focus is on diet. Two easy dietary interventions are discussed, which are the inclusion of grapes, rich in polyphenols or of dairy products. Grapes have been shown to improve endothelial function and to lower blood pressure while dairy products have been shown to decrease body weight and decrease inflammation and those effects are highlighted in this presentation

Who Should Attend?

  • Health Professionals
  • Biochemists
  • Biologists

Key concepts covered include:

You will have a better understanding of the metabolic syndrome and how it can be modified by diet.


Prof. Maria Luz Fernandez

Professor of Nutrition, University of Connecticut, USA


BS Chemistry, University of Sonora,
MS Food Science, Instituto Politecnico
Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
PhD Nutritional Sciences, University of
Arizona, Tucson, AZ

For: intermediates

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