A study in The Pharmaceutical Journal showed that insulin resistance "plays a primary and causative role in the pathogenesis" of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, fatty liver disease and dyslipidemia. Researchers advise patients to eat a high-fat, low-glycemic load diet and to become physically active to lower insulin resistance and prevent the development of cardiovascular disease and other metabolic syndrome diseases.
Review IDs insulin resistance as most important predictor of diabetes, CVD
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