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What is metabolic syndrome (MetS)?

Metabolic syndrome is a group of serious disorders, including increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal levels of cholesterol or triglycerides – that occur simultaneously, increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke, aneurysm, deep vein thrombosis and diabetes among others.

Having just one of these disorders does not mean having metabolic syndrome. But any of these disorders increase the risk of incurring a serious illness. Having more than one of these disorders can raise your risk substantially.

If you have metabolic syndrome or any of its components, profound changes in lifestyle can delay or even prevent the occurrence of serious health problems.

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What mushrooms have useful properties in hypertension?

Maitake

Shown to reduce levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and phospholipids (fats).

Several studies show that in diets rich in fats, Maitake decreases cholesterol levels, triglycerides and lipid to values ​​close to those of groups with normal diet.

In relation to body weight, Maitake reduces the accumulation of lipids (fats) in the body. Also the results in lipid levels in the liver suggest that Maitake improves fat metabolism.

Shiitake

Combats the accumulation of fat and reduces triglyceride levels
Their unique compounds have shown to reduce obesity

This mushroom is also able to combat the accumulation of fat, reduce triglyceride levels and and regulate body weight gain. It would thus prevent the formation of atheromas in the blood vessels, acting positively against cardiovascular pathologies.

Reishi

Reduces triglyceride levels and increases HDL cholesterol  levels
Reishi reduces triglyceride levels and increases HDL cholesterol levels in those with high cholesterol levels and hypertension, thus improving disease ris and factors associated with obesity. It generally also has shown to reduce cardiovascular risk. The capacities of Reishi polysaccharide extract also extend to the reduction of triglyceride (fat) concentration.

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