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Insulin Resistance

This book has been made possible by the contributions of leading scientists and clinicians from upcoming and interdisciplinary fields of research concerning the molecular and clinical features of insulin resistance. Multiple metabolic disturbances associated with Insulin Resistance include inflammatory cytokines, adipokines, endothelial dysfunction, tissue-specific defects in insulin action and signaling, oxidative stress, ectopic lipid deposition, and disordered neuroregulation. This book aims to encourage scientists and physicians - working separately on various aspects of Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome for early detection of the first signs indicating the onset of a metabolic misbalance in order to prevent the consecutive cascades which lead to metabolic syndrome, resulting in the so-called diseases of modern civilization - cancer, diabetes and hypertension.

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Insulin ResistanceEdited by Sarika Arora

Published: December 12th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/3210

ISBN: 978-953-51-0890-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7050-1

Copyright year: 2012

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24043 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

19 Dimensions Citations


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1. Molecular Basis of Insulin Resistance and Its Relation to Metabolic Syndrome

By Sarika Arora


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2. Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Insulin Insensitivity and Type 2 Diabetes and New Insights for Their Prevention and Management

By Chih-Hao Wang, Kun-Ting Chi, and Yau-Huei Wei


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3. Impact of Genetic Polymorphisms on Insulin Resistance

By Evrim Komurcu-Bayrak


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4. The Metabolic Syndrome in Hispanics – The Role of Insulin Resistance and Inflammation

By Pablo I. Altieri, José M. Marcial, Nelson Escobales, María Crespo and Héctor L. Banchs


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5. Appetite Regulatory Peptides and Insulin Resistance

By Maria Orbetzova


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6. Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Insulin Resistance

By Francisco L. Torres-Leal, Miriam H. Fonseca-Alaniz, Ariclécio Cunha de Oliveira and Maria Isabel C. Alonso-Vale


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7. Cardiovascular and Renal Complications in Obesity and Obesity-Related Medical Conditions: Role of Sympathetic Nervous Activity and Insulin Resistance

By Kazuko Masuo and Gavin W. Lambert


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8. Myocardial Insulin Resistance: An Overview of Its Causes, Effects, and Potential Therapy

By Eugene F. du Toit and Daniel G. Donner


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9. Ultrasonographic Measurement of Visceral Fat

By Tamara Alempijevic, Aleksandra Pavlovic Markovic and Aleksandra Sokic Milutinovic


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10. The Effects of Antihypertensive Agents in Metabolic Syndrome – Benefits Beyond Blood Pressure Control

By Nadya Merchant and Bobby V. Khan


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