Many college and NFL lineman already have metabolic syndrome while playing. Once they stop playing, many really balloon in size. Diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea can result. Reggie White, former Green Bay Packer, probably died at 43 from sleep apnea.
Nate Newton (above), former Pro Bowl player on the Dallas Cowboys, will be on HBO RealSports. He lost 150 lbs after gastric surgery.
I did not have surgery. I lost weight by eating lots of green veggies, steamed fish, and complex carbs (brown rice; sweet potatoes). But I’m not mad at Nate – he has his life back!