What is the prevalence of insulin resistance in the US?

Updated: Aug 07, 2019
  • Author: Samuel T Olatunbosun, MD, FACP, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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In the United States, the frequency of insulin resistance is observed to be 3% in the general population; a several-fold increase occurs in individuals with glucose intolerance.  On the basis of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2006 data, about one-third of men and women have metabolic syndrome. [38]


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