The metabolic syndrome
Okay. Insulin resistance finally makes it to the editorial section of the British Medical Journal. This physiological abnormality has been linked to increased rates of diabetes, obesity, certain types of cancer,and a horde of other chronic diseases. So why is something that is literally the scourge of Western civilization; something that is readily amenable with lifestyle changes–still virtually unknown in clinical practice???? This is one answer that I do not have the answer for. And quite frankly, even if there were an answer, there is no excuse that would suffice.
bmj.com Meigs 327 (7406): 61