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…)

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.