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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. ... literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Type A insulin resistance syndrome On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance ... definitions Reviewed December 2014 What is type A insulin resistance syndrome? Type A insulin resistance syndrome is a ...
  4. All about Insulin Resistance (American Diabetes Association) - PDF  
    ... prediabetes or diabetes. What raises your risk for insulin resistance? You are at risk if you • are overweight • ... raise your risk for heart disease. How is insulin resistance diagnosed? People with insulin resistance usually have no ...
  5. Insulin resistance syndrome; Syndrome X ... body type may be described as "apple-shaped." Insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas. ...
  6. ClinicalTrials.gov: Insulin Resistance From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  7. Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
  8. Causes of Diabetes From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... trial number NCT00038727 in Diabetes Preventi on 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 ...
  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 Inflammation Insulin Resistance Insulin is a hormone that helps move sugar ( ... of thickened, dark, velvety skin—is associated with insulin resistance. 1 Too much insulin increases the production of ...
  10. What Causes Diabetic Heart Disease? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... metabolic syndrome and how metabolic risk factors interact. Insulin Resistance in People Who Have Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes usually begins with insulin resistance. Insulin resistance means that the body can't ...
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