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Chronic stress at work and the metabolic syndrome: prospective study

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 02 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:521

other common causes of metabolic syndrome

metabolic syndrome also called X syndrome is caused by insulin
resistence and beside stress there are number of other causes of this
syndrome.being overweight,eating lot of carbohydrate rich food like
and refined sugars,they all disturb the balance between glucose and
insulin.sedantary life style ie not doing excercise is also another risk
factor and there is also genetic predisposition to metabolic syndrome.

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21 January 2006
ayesha khalid chaudhary
clinical attache in psychiatry
st francis unit,city hospital nottingham