Insulin Resistance (IR) Syndrome
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
- Reaven, G. M. (1988). Pathophysiology of insulin resistance in human disease. Physiology Review, 75, 473–486.Google Scholar