Your Insulin Resistance Score
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|0:||You have no indication of any existing insulin resistance.|
|1-4:||You may have the beginnings of insulin resistance.|
|5-9:||You are likely to have moderate insulin resistance.|
|10-15:||You have significant insulin resistance.|
Insulin resistance occurs when the body has trouble using the insulin it produces, thus causing metabolic disaster in the brain, liver, muscle, and fat tissue. The higher your level of insulin resistance, the more likely you are to gain weight, develop chronic disease, and age faster as elevated insulin is driving force for increase inflammation.
Insulin resistance is very common. 16% of healthy, normal-weight individuals have significant insulin resistance. This percentage increases to 50% in healthy, overweight individuals, 85% in obese individuals, and 100% in individuals with metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.