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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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Managing Metabolic syndrome in Adults: Dan Goes Dancing

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Dan Beck is 59 years old, semiretired, and lives with his wife in a midtown apartment complex. Dan was diagnosed with metabolic syndrome 10 years ago, and he has since gained 15 pounds. He attributes

his weight gain to lazy afternoons in front of the television and frequent suppers at a local buffet restaurant. Though he plans to take his wife ballroom dancing on the evening of their wedding anniversary, Dan fears he will be out of shape and uncomfortable in the tight confines of his old suit. His wife suggests that the couple speak with a health professional regarding the management of his metabolic syndrome before attempting to lose weight. The following information is obtained at a recent medical follow-up.

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What sort of lifestyle modifications would you discuss with Dan in order to improve the management of his condition?

Summary Introduction

To explain: The type of lifestyle modification that would help Person D to improve the management of his metabolic syndrome.

Introduction: Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of five risk factors, namely increased blood pressure, insulin resistance, obesity, high serum triglycerides, and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL).

Explanation

Person D is 59 years old. He was diagnosid with metabolic syndrome 10 years ago. He has gained 15 pounds because of his sedentary lifestyle and eating habit at a local buffet restaurant. His wife suggested him to consult with a health professional regarding the management of his metabolic syndrome before starting anything to lose weight...

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