Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, May 22nd, 2006
According to a recent review from the United States, "Evidence suggests that diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) may share an underlying cause(s), a theory known as the 'common soil' hypothesis. Insulin resistance is central both to the progression from normal glucose tolerance to type 2 diabetes and to a constellation of cardiovascular risk factors known as the metabolic syndrome. These risk factors include visceral obesity and dyslipidemia characterized by low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, hypertriglyceridemia and raised small dense low-density lipoprotein particle...
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