Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

2013 Edition
| Editors: Marc D. Gellman, J. Rick Turner

Insulin Resistance (IR) Syndrome

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1005-9_756



The insulin resistance syndrome is a term that refers to the clustering of four health risk factors: obesity, hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance, high blood pressure, and dyslipidemia (Reaven, 1988). This syndrome was previously known as syndrome X and more recently as the metabolic syndrome.

References and Readings

  1. Reaven, G. M. (1988). Pathophysiology of insulin resistance in human disease. Physiology Review, 75, 473–486.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA