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Metabolic syndrome is less likely to occur in individuals adhering to a high fruits and vegetable diet.
Cigarette smoking may raise the risk of developing metabolic syndrome.
Adequate intake of foods with high fiber content may help guard against the development of metabolic syndrome.
Regular drinking of soft drinks and artificially-sweetened beverages may up cardiovascular disease risk.
Frequent consumers of sugar-sweetened and artificial-sweetened beverages may be at increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome.
Individuals who are habitual consumers of foods high in selenium and vitamin C are less prone to develop metabolic syndrome.
High dietary ingestion of foods high in vitamin K may cut down the risk of developing metabolic syndrome in young adults.
Adequate intake of phylloquinones (vitamin K) from food sources may help guard against the development of metabolic syndrome
Increased consumption of 100% unprocessed fruit juice may protect individuals against obesity and metabolic syndrome.
A decline in metabolic syndrome risk is associated with frequent consumption of diets rich in plant foods with high fiber content.