Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, April 21st, 2003
"Because being overweight increases the risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and coronary heart disease, the rapid increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States represents a major health problem," a scientist in the United States reports.
"The relationship between overweight and obesity and these conditions is probably due to insulin resistance and compensatory hyperinsulinemia," said Gerald M. Reaven at Stanford University. "However, although it is known that weight loss in insulin-resistant and hyperinsulinemic persons...
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