Rise in Insulin Resistance is Associated With Escalated Telomere Attrition
Sometimes I get sick of hearing myself rant and rave about insulin resistance and how detrimental it is to our health, so I can imagine how my patients feel! But this study says it all. Recall that telomeres shortened as our cells age. They are essentially our cells’ hourglass on life; shorter=less life. Insulin resistance shortens telomeres. Period.
Can anyone explain to me why I have to keep explaining insulin resistance to seemingly everyone in my office and in the community that I have contact with? Why is this condition so incredibly ignored? It is the single most devastating physiological imbalance occurring in Westernized countries and it is virtually ignored!! (Oops…I’m ranting again…)