Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome and Its Relation to All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality in Nondiabetic European Men and Women
15%. That is the number this study found in normal, everyday people. I would guarantee that this number is much higher in physicians office’s because they’re there for the signs–hypertension, obesity, heart disease. So why do I yet to EVER have a patient come in that told me their PCP or internists told them they had insulin resistance issues?
(I did have one patient come in, but she had figured it out for herself) I am totally stumped on the incredible lack of attention given to this major risk factor for just about everything. I wish I had an answer, but I don’t.
Arch Intern Med — Abstracts: Hu et al. 164 (10): 1066 –