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Insulin Resistance is a condition in which the body does not respond to insulin properly. This is most common in Type II diabetes or associated with obesity, ketoacidosis, infection, and certain rare conditions. Diminished effectiveness of insulin in lowering blood glucose levels requiring 200 units or more of insulin per day to prevent hyperglycemia or ketosis.
Chronic lack of sleep reduces cognitive abilities, negatively impacts physical health

Chronic lack of sleep reduces cognitive abilities, negatively impacts physical health

Scientists find lack of experimental evidence detailing biologic roles of leptin in metabolism

Scientists find lack of experimental evidence detailing biologic roles of leptin in metabolism

Scientists create wearable diagnostic biosensor that can detect three diabetes-related compounds

Scientists create wearable diagnostic biosensor that can detect three diabetes-related compounds

Vegetarian diets found to be most effective for weight loss

Vegetarian diets found to be most effective for weight loss

Study finds link between breastfeeding duration, maternal obesity and NAFLD in adolescents

Study finds link between breastfeeding duration, maternal obesity and NAFLD in adolescents

Joslin Diabetes Center researchers establish CCTD to develop and translate cell-based interventions

Joslin Diabetes Center researchers establish CCTD to develop and translate cell-based interventions

Waist-to-height ratio found to be most accurate predictor of obesity risk in clinical practice

Waist-to-height ratio found to be most accurate predictor of obesity risk in clinical practice

Scientists locate crucial off-switch for central cell control

Scientists locate crucial off-switch for central cell control

Sugar sponges could one day serve as treatment for diabetes

Sugar sponges could one day serve as treatment for diabetes

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to bacteria that penetrate mucus lining of the colon

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to bacteria that penetrate mucus lining of the colon

Researchers discover size-sensing protein that controls glucose uptake and storage in fat cells

Researchers discover size-sensing protein that controls glucose uptake and storage in fat cells

Nut consumption reduces chance of colon cancer recurrence and death, study shows

Nut consumption reduces chance of colon cancer recurrence and death, study shows

Researchers identify key inflammatory cells involved in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers identify key inflammatory cells involved in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers discover dual-functional compound that shows potential to combat type 1, type 2 diabetes

Researchers discover dual-functional compound that shows potential to combat type 1, type 2 diabetes

Breast cancer drug offers protection against obesity-related metabolic disorders

Breast cancer drug offers protection against obesity-related metabolic disorders

Specific genotype may predict recovery in patients with advanced cirrhosis after hepatitis c treatment

Specific genotype may predict recovery in patients with advanced cirrhosis after hepatitis c treatment

New review explains how calorie restriction can extend life

New review explains how calorie restriction can extend life

Impaired effects of insulin can increase cancer risk, shows study

Impaired effects of insulin can increase cancer risk, shows study

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Vitamin A combined with high-fat diet may lead to increased risk for obesity and diabetes

Vitamin A combined with high-fat diet may lead to increased risk for obesity and diabetes