Insulin resitance

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Insulin resitance

Post by TheVirus » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:50 pm

How exactly does insulin resistance work, at a cellular or molecular level? What exactly causes it? (I've already looked it up on Wikipedia and googled it, so don't you dare tell me to do that)
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Post by Darby » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:39 pm

There's some debate on this, and the answer probably varies: fewer receptors, receptors variants that don't work as well, insulin variants that don't connect as well, processes getting in between production and connection, etc.

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Post by TheVirus » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:22 pm

Oh, so, the cause is not clearly known then.
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