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Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions that put you at risk for heart disease and diabetes. These conditions are

Not all doctors agree on the definition or cause of metabolic syndrome. The cause might be insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone your body produces to help you turn sugar from food into energy for your body. If you are insulin resistant, too much sugar builds up in your blood, setting the stage for disease.

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  1. Metabolic Syndrome (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... cause of metabolic syndrome. The cause might be insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone your body produces to ...
  2. Prediabetes (National Library of Medicine)  
    Prediabetes means you have blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels that are higher than normal but not ... damage your body over time. If you have prediabetes, you are more likely to develop type 2 ...
  3. Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... of Topics and Titles : Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes On this page: What is insulin? ... release it into the blood. [ Top ] What is insulin resistance? Insulin resistance is a condition in which the ...
  4. All about Insulin Resistance (American Diabetes Association) - PDF  
    ... even diabetes. What are the risk factors for insulin resistance? You’re more likely to have insulin resistance ... No. 5 All About Insulin Resistance How is insulin resistance diagnosed? At this time, there is no commonly ...
  5. Insulin resistance syndrome; Syndrome X ... The body may be described as "apple-shaped." Insulin resistance. The the body uses insulin less effectively than ...
  6. ClinicalTrials.gov: Insulin Resistance From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  7. Causes of Diabetes From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... niddk.nih.gov : Diabetes Overview Diabetes Prevention Program Insulin Resistance Insulin resistance is a common condition in people ... of pregnancy together with genetic and environmental factors. Insulin Resistance and Beta Cell Dysfunction Hormones produced by the ...
  8. Insulin Test (American Association for Clinical Chemistry)  
    ... to top 4. What else is important about insulin resistance? Insulin resistance is a warning signal that the ...
  9. Are There Disorders or Conditions Associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)? From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    ... cardiovascular disease) Obstructive sleep apnea Mood disorders Inflamation Insulin Resistance Insulin is a hormone that helps move sugar ( ... of thickened, dark, velvety skin—is associated with insulin resistance. 2 Too much insulin increases the production of ...
  10. Hirsutism and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) - PDF  
    ... is characteristic of NCAH. HAIR-AN Syndrome (Hyperandrogenism, Insulin Resistance, Acanthosis Nigricans) Some women are born with insulin resistance, a severe defect in the ability of insulin ...
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