Insulin resistance is a key component of the Metabolic Syndrome along with abdominal obesity, elevated LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, low HDL cholesterol and high blood pressure. This resistance is seen in relation to both endogenous insulin production as well as resistance to the effects of exogenous insulin administered by injection.
A strong family history of diabetes is a major risk factor for high levels of insulin resistance, along with high GI carbohydrates intake including excessive alcohol consumption; lack of regular exercise; stress and nutritional deficiencies such as chromium, vanadium and magnesium.
- Cardiovascular disease
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HOMA-IR score (homoeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance)