Here is a great case where lifestyle can affect obesity diseases leading to even more obesity related problems.
FROM THE ARTICLE CITED IN THE ORIGINAL POST OF THIS THREAD www.womentowomen.com/insulinresistance/wha
"The unfortunate truth is that anyone can become insulin resistant even if she is thin because we have access to a lot of refined carbohydrates (white bread, sugar, bagels, pasta, potatoes, sodas, processed foods with added fructose, etc.). In fact, most of us are likely to be somewhat resistant to insulin. It is just a matter of degree. The more processed and refined food that we eat, the more insulin we require to metabolize it. The more insulin in our blood, the less responsive our cells become. As we age, this continual exposure wears out our tolerance for refined carbohydrates and reduces our sensitivity to insulin.
If you suffer from high cholesterol, high triglycerides, or hypertension, you should get checked for insulin resistance, regardless of your weight or age. If you have high blood pressure, it is likely that you are also suffering from insulin resistance"
Edited by: SHERYLDS at: 9/27/2013 (13:00)
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