Insulin Resistance

Definition of Insulin Resistance:

The body's inability to correctly utilize its normal (internally-produced) insulin supply, even though this supply is sufficient.

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Diabetes Type II

...the condition
“...It is caused by a combination of insulin resistance (loss of sensitivity to insulin) and insulin deficiency...”

Problems Associated With A Sedentary Lifestyle

...the condition
“...activity – for example frequently standing up and walking for as little as a minute – reduced biomarkers such as large waist circumference, elevated triglyceride levels and increased insulin resistance, which are linked to heightened cardiovascular disease and may also boost risk of various cancers...”
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Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...our question about Drinking low-calorie soft drinks
“...Other studies suggest that artificial sweeteners may alter gut bacteria in ways that make us vulnerable to insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, both of which can lead to weight gain...”


...relationship to Atherosclerosis
“...not to say that stress causes atherosclerosis, the evidence clearly points to cardiovascular reactivity to stress as an atherosclerotic risk factor of the same magnitude as smoking, hypertension, insulin resistance, and elevated cholesterol levels...”
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