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Sugar Overload Disorder (Syndrome X)

EDM number 830 in 2002-03, proposed by David Tredinnick on 05/03/2003.

That this House welcomes work by researchers at Leeds Metropolitan University into syndrome X; notes the estimates which show that one in five Britons suffer from syndrome X, also known as sugar overload disorder or metabolic syndrome; further notes that syndrome X can lead to Type II diabetes and is characterised by symptoms of raised blood pressure or blood sugar, high levels of triglycerides, excess weight around the middle and low levels of protective cholesterol; expresses concern that people with syndrome X are almost three times as likely to develop heart disease than other people and that it doubles the risk of an early death from heart attack or stroke; considers that it is largely preventable and can be reversed or halted with exercise and diet changes; notes research which has shown that 30 mintues of daily exercise can halve the risk of syndrome X; believes that there is a lack of awareness over the importance of identifying and treating syndrome X; and urges the Government to commission research into this area and take steps to alert people to the dangers of syndrome X.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs.

David Tredinnick05/03/2003BosworthConservativeProposed
Kelvin Hopkins06/03/2003Luton NorthLabourSigned
Win Griffiths06/03/2003BridgendLabourSigned
Mike Hancock06/03/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Nicholas Winterton07/03/2003MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Syd Rapson10/03/2003Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders10/03/2003TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes10/03/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Michael Weir10/03/2003AngusScottish National PartySigned
Eric Illsley11/03/2003Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Martin Caton11/03/2003GowerLabourSigned
Robert Wareing11/03/2003Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore12/03/2003HendonLabourSigned
Rudi Vis12/03/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Andrew George12/03/2003St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn12/03/2003Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Smyth12/03/2003Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Kevin McNamara13/03/2003Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Michael Clapham13/03/2003Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Paul Tyler13/03/2003North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Hoyle14/03/2003ChorleyLabourSigned
John Austin14/03/2003Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Rob Marris18/03/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Paul Marsden18/03/2003Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon19/03/2003North DownUUPSigned
Alan Simpson20/03/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Colin Pickthall21/03/2003West LancashireLabourSigned
Nigel Jones02/04/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alex Salmond09/06/2003Banff & BuchanScottish National PartySigned

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