Experts tie insulin resistance to early cardiac problems in teens

06/13/2011 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Data on 77 teens found that those with higher fasting plasma insulin and insulin resistance levels were more likely to develop multiple cardiac dysfunction markers than those with normal insulin values. The findings presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Echocardiography suggest that insulin resistance may trigger the condition by modifying the metabolism and efficiency of the myocardial substrate, experts said.

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