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Reducing the Many Risks Associated With Insulin Resistance


Published August 27, 2017

Effects of Low-Carb Diets on Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

If your blood work indicates that you are insulin resistant, taking steps to live a healthier lifestyle can help protect you from serious harm. If you are insulin resistant, it means your body cannot properly manage your blood glucose levels, and this can lead to serious illnesses such as type 2 diabetes as well as increasing your risk for heart disease, strokes, and elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Insulin is a hormone that helps your cells absorb and utilize glucose in the blood, and when the cells have trouble absorbing glucose, it can cause a buildup of glucose in the bloodstream. However, insulin resistance isn’t a life sentence—you can gain control over your blood sugar by making better lifestyle choices. Diet, exercise, and supplements may all help in combating the condition. And recent studies indicate that cutting back on carbs can go far in keeping things in check. Read more…

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