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    Humans are so incredibly diverse...

    • More poking around the idea that insulin resistance may actually be an evolutionary response/advantage...

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    While this perspective obviously has a substantial amount of evidence backing it up, most experts still believe that high BMI and fat accumulation is the major cause of insulin resistance. Other reasons could include:


    • Sedentary lifestyle and no physical activities result in the blood sugar remaining unused. This also decreases body’s sensitivity to insulin. Stress is also a dominant factor.
    • Faulty dietary patterns such as high consumption of sweetened drinks, trans-fats, saturated fats etc add to the chances.
    • A family history of diabetes often renders an individual more susceptible to this condition. Certain genetic predispositions also dictate the working of insulin.

    You can read more on how our modern lifestyle could be responsible for high rate of diabetes - especially in the developed countries. 

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