Risk Factors and Prevalence of Insulin Resistance
Have you heard about the craze that's sweeping the nation? Ok, well, it's not so much of a craze... but it is sweeping the nation. What we're talking about is insulin resistance.
This condition, which is marked by the body's inability to properly utilize insulin to absorb sugar into its cells, is affecting more and more people every day. The most visible sign of the condition is excess weight around one's midsection. But how does a person develop insulin resistance?
In many cases, insulin resistance is brought on by genetic factors. If at least one parent has diabetes, the likelihood that their children will develop insulin resistance increases greatly.
If left untreated insulin resistance can develop into diabetes. It can lead to an increased risk of developing heart disease, and even some cancers.
In the video below, Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. explains the risk factors of insulin resistance, as well its prevalence in today's society.
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