What are the risk facots for insulin resistance?

Debe Pendice
By Debe Pendice Latest Reply 2008-12-04 20:17:54 -0600
Started 2008-11-25 15:38:21 -0600

Your're more likely to have insulin resistance if you:
* are overweight
* are physically inactive
* are a woman with a waist measurement at your belly button over 35" or a man with a waist measurement over 40"
* have a parent, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes
* have polycystic ovary syndrome
* are over age 45
* have a blood pressure over 140/90 mmHg
* have low HDL(good) cholesterol levels(35 mg/dl or lower)
* have high levels of fat called triglycerides in the blood(2500md/dl or higher)

All these risk factors put you at risk for heart diease.


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