Insulin resistance in obesity as the underlying cause for the metabolic syndrome.

@article{Gallagher2010InsulinRI,
  title={Insulin resistance in obesity as the underlying cause for the metabolic syndrome.},
  author={Emily Jane Gallagher and Derek Leroith and Eddy Karnieli},
  journal={The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York},
  year={2010},
  volume={77 5},
  pages={511-23}
}
The metabolic syndrome affects more than a third of the US population, predisposing to the development of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The 2009 consensus statement from the International Diabetes Federation, American Heart Association, World Heart Federation, International Atherosclerosis Society, International Association for the Study of Obesity, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute defines the metabolic syndrome as 3 of the following elements: abdominal obesity… CONTINUE READING

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