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Metabolic Syndrome Without Insulin Resistance

  1. Aug 15, 2017 #1

    bhobba

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    Hi Guys

    I have metabolic syndrome, amongst other things.

    A friend has all the signs - sleep apnia, low testosterone, high AST, high ferritin, high blood pressure, horrid cholesterol, belly fat etc. Yet despite test after test he does not have insulin resistance. Me I am way insulin resistant but don't have all that other stuff, most but not all.

    Its crazy - I thought THE test for metabolic syndrome was insulin resistance or have I got that wrong?

    Either way he is getting a going over by a specialist who will get to the bottom of it but it has me beat - purely as a layman of course.

    Thanks
    Bill
     
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  3. Aug 16, 2017 #2

    jambaugh

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