‘insulin resistance’

Reader Question: Can We Lose Weight Gained After Menopause?

By Marsha Hudnall on 11/23/2009

Is it possible to lose weight and thickness gained after menopause?  Sharon sent us this question via our Ask Our Healthy Weight Loss Team a Question feature (look to your right).  It’s a question near and dear to my heart as I’ve personally dealt with this and work with many women as they are going through this stage of life […] Read more »

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Seminar: Management through Lifestyle Change

By Emily on 07/27/2009

A few years ago, we wrote a blog post about a book called Screaming to be Heard: Hormonal Connections Women Suspect, and Doctors Still Ignore by Elizabeth Vliet, MD. “It’s for those women that have repeatedly heard ‘it’s all in your head’ from their doctors,” wrote our blogger Gina, about her diagnosis with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), an endocrine disorder […] Read more »

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Blood Pressure in People with Metabolic Syndrome More Sensitive to Salt Intake

By Laura Brooks on 02/16/2009

Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of developing  type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  One is five people are affected, and that rate increases as people age. Salt reduction in people with metabolic syndrome may help play a role in early intervention, and more effective treatment. Now a study from China examines the connection between metabolic syndrome and blood pressure sensitivity.  Metabolic syndrome was defined as the presence of […] Read more »

Weight Loss: Possible Explanation for Obesity-Related Insulin Resistance

By Laura Brooks on 10/13/2008

Researchers are getting closer to understanding the association between obesity and insulin resistance, a condition in which normal amounts of insulin are inadequate to produce a normal insulin response from fat, muscle and liver cells.  Insulin resistance can precede the development of type 2 diabetes. "Obese adipose, or fat, tissue is characterized by the presence of macrophages, specialized cells that […] Read more »

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