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Apr 8, 2019

Metabolic syndrome. It’s a term we throw out all the time on this podcast. It’s about time we have an episode to specifically define metabolic syndrome, why we should care, and what we can do about it.

To help do this, we have none other than Ivor Cummins, aka The Fat Emperor, on the podcast today. Cut from a similar cloth as folks like Dave Feldman and host Geoffrey Woo, Ivor comes from a professional background in engineering, therefore applying an engineers mindset and problem solving to the field of nutrition and metabolic health.

After spending 30 years in corporate technical leadership positions, Ivor is now the Chief Program Officer for Irish Heart Disease Awareness (IHDA). Ivor regularly speaks at well-known health and medical conferences around the world on the same stage as professors and doctors.

In this episode, you'll discover:

1. What the criteria is for diagnosing metabolic syndrome, what the root causes are, and how to reverse it through lifestyle changes.

2. What a CAC (Coronary artery calcium) scan is and how calcium is a good direct marker for cardiovascular disease

3. The nuances of different types of fats (saturated, unsaturated, polyunsaturated, and trans fats).

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