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Insulin Resistance in Teens Predictor of High Blood Pressure Heart Disease

Insulin Resistance in Teens Predictor of High Blood Pressure Heart Disease

Researchers in Minnesota say that a low insulin response in the teenage years can be an early predictor of heart disease. They say the insulin resistance is independent of obesity, although obesity may increase the risk of diabetes and insulin resistance.

Dr. Sinaiko says “"The insulin clamp is considered the gold standard to measure insulin resistance, a precursor to type-2 diabetes. Insulin regulates sugars, starches, fats and proteins in the body. When cells become resistant to the effects of insulin, insulin levels increase to regulate metabolism." Sinaiko is lead author of the study and professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis.

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes - Differences Explained

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes - Differences Explained

Diabetes is a very serious and widespread disease that affects most of the systems in the body. It is currently the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. It is responsible for a staggering 210,000 deaths annually and steadily rising.

What exactly is Diabetes? There are two major types of Diabetes: Type I (formerly known as juvenile onset diabetes) and Type II (which is much more common). High blood glucose levels that lead to a host of problems characterize both types.

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