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Insulin Resistance Definition & Overview

Definition

Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors. The factors are related to the breakdown and use of food. These conditions are risk factors for health issues such as:

In general, it is characterized by:
  • Abdominal obesity—high amount of fat in trunk area
  • Dyslipidemia —high triglycerides and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or “good”) cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Insulin resistance (glucose intolerance or prediabetes)—insulin helps move glucose out of the blood into cells; if a resistance develops it will increase the amounts of blood glucose

Coronary Heart Disease

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