Symptom of insulin resistance: Abdominal obesity
Obesity, especially too much fat in the abdomen and around the organs is the main cause of insulin resistance, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Here’s why: “Abdominal fat, or fat around your waistline, has a more negative effect on your metabolism than fat that accumulates in other areas of the body,” says registered nurse Kellie Rodriguez, a certified diabetes educator and director of the Global Diabetes Program at Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, TX. “Abdominal fat increase your risk for type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and heart disease. Therefore measuring your waistline is important–with a goal of less than 35 inches for women and less than 40 inches for men.”
Symptom of insulin resistance: Large pores and acne
Sebum, the oil that lubricates the skin, is overproduced in those who suffer from insulin resistance syndrome. According to research, including a study published in 2016 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, a diet rich in carbohydrates promotes this overproduction, causing acne. Eating more fresh vegetables and lean meats and consuming less sugar can help combat this and other insulin resistance symptoms. Here are some myths and truths you should know about large pores.